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Post  GloriaG on 6/4/2010, 4:04 pm

It's getting unseasonably hot here in Double Oak, TX and I was wondering if I should be using shade cloth over my SFG?

It gets sun most of the day - a little shade right a noon but the rest of the time it's really sunny. I was thinking of using PVC pipe and making a little greenhouse shaped
frame that I could put some shade cloth over. Does that sound like it
would work? Or should the plants "tough it out"?

Does anyone use shade cloth and is there any special kind I need or distance it should be from the top of the plants?

Thanks for your help,
Gloria

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Post  timwardell on 6/4/2010, 5:57 pm

Yep, it's gonna' be a hot summer in Dallas. I'm not using a shade cloth and my plants are in full sun the entire day. So long as they have enough water they should be okay, but I'm open to ideas from anyone that is using or has used a shade cloth. ... If you give it a try Gloria, I don't see why the pvc frame set up wouldn't work. I know HD and Lowes sell shade fabric.
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Post  GloriaG on 6/4/2010, 7:27 pm

Hi Tim,

Thanks for the help.
Since this is my first SFG I wasn't sure exactly what to do. With my SW containers, I just move them into a shadier spot when it gets too hot. Can't do that with a garden.

Maybe, I'll try making a shade that's easily removable so that I can keep it off unless the temperatures really bake. I'd hate to have my pepper get sun scald, etc.

BTW - are your tomatoes doing any better in the Earth Box?

Thanks again,
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