I didn't know what to use my vegetable show cash winnings for at first. I knew I wanted it to be food related but also I didn't want it to impact on this Challenge. So when the opportunity came up to fill some gaps in my seed drawer with a selection of seeds at just 50p a packet at the garden centre I knew this would sit well with me.
So £3 of my £17.50 winnings was invested on cucumbers, radishes and spring onions along with two packets of flower seeds for Nut Wood in Spring. Not a bad buy, at full price these packets would have cost me £14.82.
So I have, potentially :
160 Spring Onions
and 10 Cucumber plants
... as well as the Borage and Chamomile.
I've been buying my seeds at this time of year since we started our little journey into self sufficiency. Most garden centres reduce their packets of seeds to 50p each in August and September to get rid of all the old stock, and always the seeds have a long shelf life. All my new packets say to use before 2020 .... so there's no rush to get them sown ;-)
Today is a No Spend Day