Posted: 11/07/2015 at 13:59
I know what you are saying ther Verdun, but for me, with a large garden, buying one plant, however big, just gets lost, I have to buy in three's or fives. So thats 25.00 on just one type.
i started my garden three and half years ago with a few bare root and sale items from Parkers and have grown them on from there. Now doing cuttings and seeds of everything.
i know you can take the cuttings, which is what I do, but some people, me included would rather grow them on, I don't feel I have grown a plant unless I have actually grown it. Buying it, planting when someone has grown is just cheating, IMO.
i prefer to do seeds, usually my own, I can then get 50 of something for a pound, and can afford to have several different plants.
Seeds and cutting do well, and if you have to wait a year for your biennials or perennials so be it, that's the fun of DIY.
i have a lot of patience I don't mind waiting.