Will Shade Cloth Help?
I have been backyard hybridizing daylilies for about 3 years now and am becoming more and more frustrated with lack of success, be it no pods, aborted pods or very few seeds. I am wondering if putting shade cloth over my breeding stock during the summer months would help (I garden in long raised beds). Has anyone ever done this before? What percentage was the shade cloth? Did you find it affected the bloom or growth? And lastly, did it even help? LOL. I live at an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet so in the summer, the sun is hot, hot, HOT!!!