Last year I took out a subscription to Kitchen Garden magazine it came with an introductory offer of almost £37 worth of seeds completely free of charge.
They are now safely stashed with all the other seeds that fell through the letterbox along with the magazine and it's various additional free gifts throughout the year. I didn't use a single packet preferring instead to use up some of my older seeds and save these for this years Challenge.
This year for Christmas I was very lucky to get a subscription to my other favourite 'growing' magazine. The first copy came with the things you see above and I will also get a gift for having this new subscription, I'm not sure exactly what it is but it includes more seeds and a binder to keep the magazines in.
I see seeds as food.
Each packet of lettuce seeds is the promise of hundreds of lettuces, each tiny beetroot seed brings to mind a jar of pickled beetroots stashed safely in my kitchen cupboard.
Seeds are what will make our limited housekeeping budget work .... seeds and a bit of time doing something I love. I think today while the rain pours down outside, the dogs snooze in their beds and Lovely Hubby takes over the computer to do our 'end of quarter accounts' I will be playing with my packets of seeds. Planning, dreaming, working out when they will go into pots, where they will be planted once grown and what we will have to eat.
Today is another No Spend Day.