Gardening supplies inflation
I stopped by the local farmers coop today to pick up some vegetable plant starts in 6 cell packs. These are supplied by "Bonnie plants" who are a major supplier of this market. I purchased the identical item from the same local vendor last year. Last year the price was $3.98 per 6 cell pack and this year $4.88 for same which is a 22.6% increase. Over the past 12 months all item inflation as measured by CPI-U was 8.5% and for food items 8.8%. While I have no need to check the prices of fertilizer as this is an item I typically buy 5-10 years ahead, I have read that year over year increase is huge. What are others here seeing regarding gardening supply price inflation?