On another list I'm on we were having a food
security related discussion. One of the list members was challenging
herself to see how long she could eat using US$1.39 in coins that she found
on the sidewalk while walking around in her area. Her original plan was to treat
herself to 2 donuts, but it was noted that she could have a dozen homemade
donuts plus a dozen donut holes for that amount of money. Or she could
potentially have 3 days of well balanced meals. Or she could have several
hundred pounds of food if she used the money to buy garden seeds.
For the discussion and what she did with her 1.39
see the archives beginning January 14, 2003 at yahoogroups for the
RadicalFrugality list and the MaxLifeView list. Originally she had 1.37,
so look for that number to start in the subjects.
She decided to use another 1.39 to see what she
could do with a section of her garden dedicated to those seeds. Today she bought
thirteen 10cent seed packs.
Anyone else want to see what can be done with 1.39
of seeds? Frugal seeds can be found
at 10 cent seed racks
by the 8th of a teaspoon from the bulk containers
of seed stores
at natural grocery store bins
by sharing a seed packet with 10+
And perhaps by expanding the spirit of the
challenge (though reducing the purity of it :-) ) by getting free seeds from
kitchen compost or seed saving from previous seasons.
Anyone have other frugal seed source