You are right about not worth the effort to grow your own, just find the local farmer & buy from him, but I enjoy starting evertything from seed in the spring, from veg to flowers!! The guys I golf with think I'm nuts as I look for seed pods on the various flowers on different golf courses in the fall. Whatever floats your boat!! I think I'll plant more flowers then vegetables next year, as long as I plant a lot of marigolds, the deer don't bother these much. The plants are like the wine, you wind up giving a lot of it away anyhow!!