Do you like beets? One year I planted a good deal of them, and I ate them as salad greens by picking one leaf from each plant every time I thught the plants were large enough. Then, after the weather got cold in the Fall I harvested the bulb and ate that as well. I did the same with onion sets. I put the sets an inch apart in pots on the deck and as I added them to salads I picked every other onion to give them the room they needed. If it threatened to freeze I brought them in, so I could eat tm as green onions while the garden onions were still dormant. By the time I had eaten them all my garden onions were producing so I did not replant them. Cabbage greens are also good: just pick them one leaf at a time and add them to your salads. Unfortunately garden soil is generally too heavy to use in pots. If you decide to use pots you will need to buy bags of soil. Lastly, the Dollar stores have good seeds at a very cheap price. The latest hybrid will give you larger ears of corn and such, but the latest hybrid will cost you something like $3.50 and the dollar store will charge you 34 cents. THEN take the value of the vegetables you have raised and put it in a homesteading bank account. Also, fresh bread makes an excellent snack on a rainy weekend. Also but the money you did NOT spend in the homesteading account. Save gas by reducing the driving you do. If you are in an area of town that has more than one place you need to be in then do both errands to save yourself a trip and put the money in the homesteading account. If you buy something you need at a yard sale then put the difference in the price in the... but you get the idea! Save up the cash until you are in the area of the bank and then deposite it all at once: if you make multiple trips to the bank it will burn gas that is better used else where. Lastly, keep track of everything you buy and look at t at the end of the month. When I saw how much I was spending on diet soda per month I decided to brew a pitcher of ice tea and keep it in the fridge instead. That saved me $40 a month, and that was over 10 years ago so things cost less then. You see, if I drank a diet coke then the kids would want one as well, and that adds up fast.