Growing vegetables in the home garden and patio containers is more than just fun and healthy. As food prices rise, homegrown produce becomes even more of a bargain. The gardening experts here at Park estimate that a $50 investment in vegetable seeds can yield, on average, $1,250 in delicious produce. Even factoring in the cost of purchasing a seed starting system such as the Bio Dome, soil amendments, garden tools, and more, economists tell us that growing one vegetable plant costs less than $1.50 . . . and can yield many pounds of delectable, nutritious fresh produce over a long season.