Summer’s almost over, school is coming soon, hope you’re all planting a fall garden.  More information over the next few weeks.  Here are two jokes and an affirmation for today and then we’ll get to the post:

What do bees do with their honey?  They cell it!

What did one magnet say to the other?  I find you very attractive!

Laughter and smiles come easy today.  I notice that each day I am able to laugh and express joy more often.  With a light heart and joy in my soul, I experience this day.

Finally, a tip for all of those tomatoes you’re picking now:  If you’re going to use them in cooking, here’s a tip on how to quickly peel tomatoes.  Place them in a pot of boiling water for just one minute.  The skins will jump right off!  Then, if you find tomatoes are staining any of your plastic containers, spray the container first with a non-stick cooking spray.

We Couldn’t Stop Thinking About Creative SFGing!

After the last post on squeezing more out of your Square Foot Garden, I just wanted to share with you another technique you can use for a SINGLE square that nets you 2.5 squares worth of produce!  This technique is even more intensive than the ones that Kevin shared in the post from last week, because it gets you a full square of lettuce, a half square of radishes, and a full square of tomatoes – all in a single square!  Just imagine if you did this with all of your squares…your garden would be bursting from the brim with produce!

Here’s what you do:

The lettuce and radishes would be pulled far before the tomato plant actually needed all of that space to grow, so you would be able to get a few salads worth of lettuce and eight radishes from this square, and then a full crop of tomatoes just a couple months later!  Square Foot Gardening is all about creatively solving problems and getting more from your garden while making it fun and easy, and I think this is a perfect example of those principles.

Do you have any more techniques you’d like to share?  I’d love to hear them!  Leave them in the comments below.