Cucumber Trellis/Lettuce Shade This takes the space saving of square foot gardening to a whole new level. Plus, it kills two birds with one DIY project shading lettuce under the growth of cucumbers. And, all it takes is some chicken wire and scrap wood. Photo and tutorial via Florida Vegetable Garden
Add 1 tsp. of liquid food coloring to 1 cup of water. Drizzle the colored water onto the soil surrounding the base of a plant. Wait 24 hours for the water to absorb. Apply another identical dose if the color change was not sufficient.