Corn Seed for Less
Posted on May 9, 2011 by arkessentials
John and I decided we needed some more corn seed for the garden this year. We checked at Lone Pine Nursery off Hwy 20 near Rexburg, ID where we bought our seed last year. This year the price was $40 for a lb of seed! Ouch. We bought some reasonably priced pea seed and left. Later I checked at Cal Ranch and their corn seed was priced at $1.89 per 1/2 ounce. It was hard to figure the real cost as they just sell it by the scoop but the nice assistant weighed out one scoop worth and MERCY! One lb of this seed would cost over $60! I did buy some onions at $2.25 per package and left.
This price jump just seemed ridiculous! Sure enough as I kept checking and asking friends, one friend called another friend and asked where he gets his seed. The answer was Sugar City Hardware Store. I meant to call ahead but ended up stopping by about 8 am on Saturday. They had several varieties. I bought half a lb of Sugar Buns corn seed for $10. Bodacious was $8.25. They also had Ambrosia and an earlier variety that I wasn’t familiar with. So if your regular seeds sources seem outrageously priced, check with other locals and with a good old hardware store!