Posted: 26/06/2014 at 00:52
snowathlete. Crops are as cost affective as you want to make them. Some are rare and expensive and some cheap and heavy croppers, like you say.
Some are hard to perfect and take a few years to learn and that is why some people grow for show and sod the taste. It all comes down to £££ unfortunately. You have to balance the good natural taste and colour from vegand flowers with the expence of seed.
Please enter some of your own produce at the local leek or allotment show. Most of the categories are free (bar top prize) and the members tend to go for the big prizes, so why not enter and go for the 2nd and 3rd entry. Its more than enough to cover seed for a year and a night out with gardening folk that love to talk and give secrets away after a few!!!
I think you know what i am trying to get at and say.