Farm stores often have seeds in bulk at a lower cost . Bargain seed packs are sometimes last years seed . Still good to grow . Save your own seed . Grow seed out of grocery store produce . You may get a surprise but usually edible . I buy a pound of seed at a time at a seed and hardware store . Turnip and radish mostly . They were selling at $8.00 a pound . Deer hunters buy them for food plots . Seed is good for several years . Otherwise they are like $1.90 a ounce in bulk . Here is another trick . If you buy tomato , pepper or petunia plants take cuttings to root . You can double or triple your number of plants and not lose much time . Buy the first plants they sell early . I chose for side shoots but topping a single stem works .