Shade Cloth

TexasGardenerNoobMay 19, 2013

Hello everybody, first time posting. I have a question about what kind of shade cloths I could use for my garden. I have a few piricicaba broccoli that I have planted and want to help out with the high temps that are coming to Houston. I also want to utilize something for some bell peppers that I transplanted too late. Any advice for a cloth to use? I have seen row covers that are more a white color, and the plastic ones that are more black. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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PKponder TX(7b)

I've seen shade cloth in multiple colors at Home Depot. They sell it by the foot, I think. How do you plan to support the fabric?

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 11:02PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Shade cloth comes in % of sun blocked. One will have what crop and use each percent is good for. I have bought from Tec Supply years ago. . I would google "shade cloth" and look through the agricultural suppliers.

Growing broccoli during a Houston summer is ambitious. I would think the heat and the bugs would do it in. is this a particular heat resistant broccoli that I should know about?

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 11:21AM
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