But... you can just look at the seed after it's planted and then decide not to water it if you don't want to? Which literally costs you nothing but the 2 energy spent to hoe it. Or, as @Shepherd_0 suggested, you can plant a few mixed seeds and then sell any parsnip seeds you don't need. So you're still planting close to the same number of seeds as you would have otherwise, which means you only lose hoeing energy on any extra potatoes/cauli that you decide not to water, but you gain 10g for any parsnip seeds you get from mixed seeds, because each mixed seed parsnip allows you to sell another free parsnip seed. If the chance of a potato/cauli is as low as you suggest, then this should be a good bargain. (Side note: why bother to axe/pickaxe the unwanted seeds? Just don't water them. This saves you 2 energy, and you can decide to water them later in the season if you want to.) I'm really confused about what you're using 100 fiber for. For a non-fishing-heavy strategy I can't imagine you're planting more than one scarecrow's worth of crops, and everything else is locked behind either foraging levels or heart events. I'm going to guess one scarecrow plus 16ish tree fertilizer? But unless you're barely doing any mining, I doubt you get to Foraging 7 before getting to mines level 21. Admittedly I haven't tried 21 much, but just by entering and exiting floor 81 I can get 150+ fiber in a day, and that's after spending a few hours on my farm in the morning. Don't forget that in 1.4 you can now go to floor 0 and everything in the mines will immediately reset. Not completely related, but I'm curious how much fiber you normally got from this strategy? @One More Day and I discussed a bit on the Ocean Fishing thread about whether the Introductions quest is actually worth it. I was able to meet everyone and get about 100 fiber less than he was doing without talking to people, but that just makes the money amount approximately equal, and cutting fiber instead of talking a) is easier and b) leaves more room for acorns to drop. OTOH my route included about an hour of me standing awkwardly in town trying to figure out what I could do while still getting back in time to talk to Sam, so obviously it could use some improvement.