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Would you pay £100 or more for three vegetables seeds?

war  garden 572war garden 572 Posts: 622
edited 10 May in Fruit & veg
Would you pay  £100 or more for three vegetables seeds?

The reason I asked is seen  I auctions for giant pumpkin seeds for that much
and more.
I have also seen auction lots  with five type of giant vegetable seeds
with 25 total seeds in the lot go for over £40.

Some here in past have complained of limited seeds in packets and high prices 
for new variety packets. but these type of seed prices and gentics are on another

does this surprise you are you repulsed by it.
what's is your opinion ?


  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,178
    Something's value is what someone will pay for it. I've seen houseplant cuttings go for crazy prices in recent years and the more people pay the more desirable something becomes apparently. I've seen people pay good money for plants I give away for free because they're so easy to propagate.
    Pumpkins contain about 500 seeds apparently but seeds are fickle things and I wonder how they guarantee the genetics? Good profits for the prize winning growers though I guess.
    I think the world has gone a bit mad recently when it comes to judging value but there's always worse things you could be spending money on.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,618
    You wouldn’t know a diamond if you held it in your hand
    The things you think are precious, I don’t understand.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,969
    edited 10 May

    And of course there’s Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach. 

    Have you read it @war garden 572 ?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,135

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,178
    punkdoc said:
    You wouldn’t know a diamond if you held it in your hand
    The things you think are precious, I don’t understand.
    I found a diamond on the floor of my car a couple of years ago. It was quite large and very sparkly. I went online to see how to verify it was real and it passed all the tests except one. Apparently it's a manufactured diamond worth about £10 but to the average person it looks no different from the ones that children die mining for. The industry must be working very hard to convince people that the man-made diamonds are worth less than the real thing.

    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • WaterbutWaterbut Posts: 246
    Paid £2.50 for pack of chilli seeds I wanted from GC found 8 seeds in it and none germinated. Thank goodness for the free packet with this magazine. 100% germination. .
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    Diamonds have a very false value. All about good marketing. They're plentiful and should be as cheap as chips. Or maybe cheaper - have you seen the price of those?
    Hard to  beat Steely Dan @punkdoc. Brilliant.  :)

    Oh - and my answer to the query. Very simple. No. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,721
    If I were trying to grow a record breaking pumpkin I might consider it, but I'm not so no I wouldn't.

    But it's the same with animals, here you can get a kitten for free, or you can pay several thousand for a kitten of a rare breed, either way you get a cat just not quite the same cat.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080
    @war garden 572   please send the link to whatever you’re talking about.

    Why pay £1  when you can pay 100.00 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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