Somewhere I read that a person can grow a year's worth of produce for a family of four for $64 in seeds. I don't believe that for a second. My garden is a hole in the ground into which I pour money. With the new Huntington Beach Community Garden well underway, my outlay of cash has reached ridiculous levels.
I think that William Alexander is more on the mark. He wrote "The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden." After hiring a landscaper and spending a small fortune putting in a new garden, Alexander calculated that each tomato cost him $64. Ah, but he was battling deer, groundhogs and a bevy of bugs. Surely Vic and I could grow produce more economically than that at our new plot at the community garden, where there are no deer or groundhogs.