I have a couple of questions for those of you with more experience gardening in our climate. (I've been in the Verde Valley for nearly three years now).
I have decided to put my veggies and berries and a couple of my fig trees under shade cloth next year. I tried it on a limited basis this year and it seems like the way to go.
So...what percentage shade cloth do you all use? I was thinking of using 50% for veggies and berries.
Also...what do you use as a framework? I will be shading two long 8 ft wide strips, and a couple of 8x8's over trees. I am planning to hang it high enough to walk (and work) under. Probably 6 '6" or thereabouts.