Cost of seedlings has gone up.
I just got back from Lowe's, I needed some lime. Naturally I had to check out the veggie plants on display. $2.68 for a nine pack (27 to a flat size). Made me very glad that I'm starting most of my own plants this year. They also had lettuce and cabbage plants in 3-4 inch pots for the same price. I don't think that organic cabbage of lettuce is that price in the market.