Tightwad Tuesday

Waste Not Want Not

I heard that so much growing up but you know what it is true!

We do fresh product pick up at grocery stores for the food pantry.  ( this is where you get the produce adn deli that goes out of date that day ) Sometimes we get dead or nearly dead flowers under the produce department. Not wanting to waste anything ( yet unable to give these dead plants to food pantry customers) I save what I can. This past two weeks have been tulips. While the beautiful plant is dead the bulb is thriving and readying itself for the next season. I am saving each bulb for a beautiful bloom next year!  I also save each of the pretty gold cords that is around the pretty paper on the pots. And yes I save the pots too. Sometimes I can save the paper. I have been known to pick up cast a way plants from curb side trash as well.

It all adds up!


  1. You are very creative!

  2. Hi Tina,

    I love how you looked beyond the now and saw that you could save the bulb and so much more. You will have to show pics one day of your beautiful tulips.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

    In Him<><


  3. Great idea re the tulips! I have quite a few sweet little flowers that pop up every spring which were from those little potted bulbs sold at Trader Joe's. When the flowers died in the pot, I just popped the bulb into the ground and crossed my fingers...next spring I had this lovely little celebration outside my dining room window!

    Great one to share...thanks!



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  5. Great idea for flowers next year. We have been blessed with free bread in the same way at grocery stores. The expired/nearly expired loaves are given to farmers in the area to feed their livestock - having known one of the farmers we get first choice to bring home and feed us! It really is unbelievable the things N. Americans will throw out or feed to animals when it is still perfectly good! (Public Health in Canada forbids grocers from giving the food to shelters, etc.- foolish)


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