Originally Posted by Talithahorse
Sounds like you made out. Are you going to try to save some of the seeds to plant? One of the things I have started being really aware of it the seasons that different produce and vegetables are available. Not like shipped from other countries available but truly in season, in my area. Then I look forward to each produce as it is in its prime season. For example, I am loving eating pumpkin right now and apples. I also know that fresh oranges are right around the corner and when my family travels down to Florida to visit my grandmother, we will get fresh, ripe, oranges, fresh off the tree... I try to buy in season and stock up if I can but also to eat seasonally as well.
Now if only school was out during "weeding" season.... and planting season...... oh and harvesting as well.....
I don't intend to save any of these seeds... well... maybe I might save some from the turban. But, one year, I bought the biggest buttercup squash from a local farm stand. That thing weighed 22#. I saved the seeds and planted some the following year. I did one mega hill and planted some of those seeds, plus some from my favorite variety: Orange Hokkaido (also known as Red Kuri). I harvested 180# of squash from that one hill. It took over my whole garden! I saved seed again, and the next time I planted, I got a hybrid that was a 22# Orange buttercup. Pretty impressive. Unfortunately, it didn't breed true in the F2 generation. Eating in season is a definite way to save money, for sure!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fresh citrus from Florida. My dad had a Satsuma tree.
Originally Posted by Little lake Phi
Another thing I do is....the local grocery store in town. About mid week their meat hits that sell by date so they mark off anywhere from $1 to $3 a package off. I swoop that up and take it home throw it right in the deep freeze. Get many a cheap dinner that way. Hey LG we got a big day coming up.
Oh yeah, I always buy marked down meats. Also buy bread products at a local "day old" bakery. I spend $8 and come home with $30 or more worth of product. Today, Fish was on sale for $3.99/#, and beautiful steaks $3.99. Cheaper than hamburg. Yes, big day coming up. Looking forward to it. We don't usually do too much, just enjoy the pleasure of each other's company.