The $64 Tomato
There is nothing like the rush we feel when we embark on a personal project, but as anybody who has gone deep in the DIY laboratory knows, it’s not always cheap.
In a recent Subreddit devoted to frugality, users discussed the costs of projects that were supposed to save money, referring to these projects as their “$64 tomatoes.” This is in reference to the book “The $64 Tomato,” where author William Alexander chronicles his near loss of sanity while trying to create a perfect garden (he estimates that each tomato he grew cost him about $64).
What kinds of projects did these Redditors sink their time and money into? What different forms does the $64 tomato take in this world? Here are some of our favorite responses.