There are at least twenty-six problems with farmer's markets--for me and my wallet, anyway:
queen of the garden
I went to find flowers for a big outside planter at work. I found those, and a few for myself: portulaca, tall blue salvia (Victoria), a tall yellow flower that I thought was a type of poppy but the vendor said is a buttercup (I had these long ago in Virginia and have always wanted a start of them again), and several herb plants for the new herb garden--nothing exciting, just replacements for the thyme that doesn't look too happy, more chives because I don't want to move the old ones, flat parsley which I don't yet have and...something else I can't remember.
Just when I think I'm done planting, I find something else. And stores put their plants on sale. Or I find a spot that needs something different. Or I visit the famer's market and the intoxicating variety overwhlems my common sense.
Now, I made my ABC list of flowers. Can you do the same? I will admit that some letters are really difficult--u, k, and x, for example so if you use the same ones for those that I did, that's fair.