Albuquerque: Shading to Extend Spring Growing Season
In Albuquerque, how much is it possible to extend
the spring growing season using shade fabric?
Specifically, I'm interested in greens and other
cool-weather staples like broccoli. Is it possible to
grow greens straight through the summer if properly
shaded or does the air temperature just get too hot?
I'm thinking of building "shade tunnels" over a couple
of my beds using a hoop-house design. I'd probably
build them 3 to 4 feet in height, so the heat of the
fabric would be minimized and there would be an ample
amount of space to let wind flow through.