Growing peas thru the summer heat
Next year I will have a bed dedicated for growing peas and I'm trying to figure out how to continue growing/harvesting them thru our dry summer heats. Our current temps now are in the high 90s and high 60s at night. It's been known to get into the 110s and teens, just not this summer so far :)
Is it possible to shade them with either another vining crop planted in front or a shade cloth draped in front of them? The bed we're planning on building is 12' long and 1' wide. It faces south, so if we were to plant a summer crop or place a shade cloth at the front, it would completely shade the peas.
Is this something I can do? Am I on the right track here or completely off base? Any suggestions, comments, ideas would be helpful.