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Post  OhioGardener 5/6/2023, 4:28 pm

Dropped by Rural King to pick up some garden molasses, which they no longer sell, and stopped to look at the vegetable seedlings they had to sell.  I was not prepared for the sticker shock!  The 3" pots of all of the vegetables were $5.78, the 5" were $7.98, and the 8" pots were $15.98. Sure makes me glad that I started all of my plants from seeds!

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Post  sanderson 5/7/2023, 3:26 pm

I bought some 6-pack flowers and sugar baby watermelons for $4.99 and $5.44, and 4" pots of herbs and cantaloupe at $3.99-6.44. Shocked

Sticker shock when one is used to starting most of the plants from seed.

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Post  OhioGardener 5/7/2023, 4:54 pm

sanderson wrote:Sticker shock when one is used to starting most of the plants from seed.

So true!  When you buy a packet of 100 - 200 seeds for around $3.00, seeing single seedlings sell for $5.00 is a shock. Shocked

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Post  Scorpio Rising 5/7/2023, 8:25 pm

Is it just regular inflation?  Or what?  That’s nuts….
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Post  sanderson 5/7/2023, 9:44 pm

I'm sure it's a combo of inflation on materials and rise in labor costs.

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