About a week ago, as I was going thru my seeds, I realized the potential for cheap seeds from the supermarket. I ran an informal experiment with dried lentils and 4 kinds of beans. My sprout rate was about 50-60%, not too bad for seeds that cost $.99/lb. Right now, I am working on black beans, pinto beans, black eyed peas (cow peas), lentils, barley(pearled, so I am not expecting anything) and will try others as time permits. Black eyed peas had the best sprout ratio - about 80%, and white beans (Lima) had the worst at +- 10%. Given the cost, a 50% ratio would still be cheaper than packeted seeds @ $1-$2 for a few grams. Now, I realize that you get what you pay for and that skimping on seeds to save a few dollars may not be a good idea, but if the wallyworld dried beans produce well, why not? I'll let you know how they perform.