The seeds for the squash cost me just over a pound, I think. I started them in small containers indoors and then planted them out in late June or early July (about as late as possible), with some more store-bought compost as the front garden is mostly rocks. The water used to water it was rainwater collected in the water butt. Total spend somewhere around two pounds, I guess. I've seen single butternut squashes sold for that much, and they were smaller than this one. Organic ones are even more. It looks like I might have another four or five squashes coming, and would have had even more if I'd not been so late with planting.
I really like butternut squash a lot, so I'm very happy to have grown these. I will definitely grow some more next year, and I'll be able to start earlier. I'd also like to grow pumpkins. In fact, it's getting to that time of year where I need to do garden planning and figure out what I want to grow and how to make it fit and what I need to do when.
Do you have a garden? What are you growing this year? If you don't have a garden, do you grow any plants indoors? What do you grow and why? If you had to choose only three edible plants to grow, which would you choose? Why?