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MSE Blog: Digging Deep - and Saving Money Too

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Digging deep - and saving money too


"Many of the MSE Team have their own areas of special interest when it comes to MoneySaving..."
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  • tim_n
    tim_n Posts: 1,607 Forumite
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    edited 13 March 2012 at 2:39PM
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    All good, but a link to the OS Moneysaving forum for slowcooking might be good.

    Worth noting that the live plants don't hang around for long in poundland. You need to get in quick otherwise what's left is the quite often dead dregs.

    You can join horticultural societies - my local one is £5 for a year and you can save up to 50% off the price of seeds when bulk ordering with the rest of the society. They open up on a local car park every 2 weeks on a Sunday and other members sell their own plants and gluts.

    Real men sow is a great blog - I did a similar experiment a few years ago weighing my produce and it got to be too much hassle! We worked out on Rhubarb alone we'd save hundreds due to our prolific plants, BUT we'd never have used as much if it wasn't available - certainly wouldn't have been spending £2 for 5 sticks of organic rhubarb! It was back in 2009 http://www.waark.com/2009/06/counting-the-cost/ (my blog) - I think I made the rent of the allotment back in a day!

    Salad plants save you the most, things like carrots etc you can grow varieties you can't just get in the shops. Things that don't transport well just aren't stocked - that's why you'll get better tomatoes under grow your own etc than the rubbish like cold tasteless thick skinned salad tomatoes.

    A £1 fruit bush of course will provide you with a punnet of fruit a year for years.
    Tim
  • Former_MSE_Andrea
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    Don't worry Tim, I'll certainly link to the Old Style board when I do a slowcooking blog :)
    Could you do with a Money Makeover?


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