Every year I try to save more and more of my own seeds. Most are relatively easy to save, especially if you are a lazy gardener like me.
Tomatoes are easy. You get a good, slightly over ripe tomato and cut it across the equator.
In the case of the parsnips, they need to go through a winter and then go to seed. Carrots are the same way. These parsnips were planted last year. Most were dug this spring for eating, but a few were left in the ground. The picture in my header is of the parsnip seed heads. They are quite pretty and very tall. This way, I have tons of seeds for myself and to share for free.