[Market-farming] Shade for salad beds?

Pat Meadows pat at meadows.pair.com
Mon Jul 11 13:59:33 EDT 2005

On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 12:02:32 -0400, you wrote:

>Hi All,
>   I have some frames made for putting shading above lettuce / salad
>beds.  Do any of you think that i can used one or more layer of row-cover
>stapled onto it or is official "shade cloth" necessary for success? We
>are trying to avoid purchasing another product for this.....trying to
>recycle all materials possible.

I've used black 'landscaping fabric' (this is some kind of
woven fabric, not plastic) for shading lettuce.  (I use it,
basically, because I have it.  I can't remember why we
bought it in the first place.)  I've also used old sheets:
both have worked well for me.  


-- northern Pennsylvania

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