Worked the garden!
Saved money by:
Going old school with a rake, shovel, and hands, instead of renting a roto tiller to clear the years of neglect.
Bought seeds, $12 for everything we need, instead of starts, which would be... a lot more expensive. (Although come tomato time, starts it is. I have had no success doing those from seed).
Also, eschewing thing I really WOULD want, but am not going to do, like: extra soil, proper row markers, good soil amendment, nematodes, lady bugs, etc. These would certainly benefit the garden, but it just isn't somewhere we want to invest right now. Also, we don't own the property and may move in July, so that would eat most savings anyway =(