[Market-farming] shade Black Walnut

Gloria Anderson Haswell gloria at world-net.net
Mon Nov 28 13:33:31 EST 2005


A good site about planting in proximity to black walnut
http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/fruits/blkwalnt.htm



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Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 05:06:24 -0500
From: Lucy Goodman <goodows at infinet.com>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] shade
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
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I shade peppers using row cover on 8' or 9' hoops or if the peppers get 
really big will put up a hoophouse frame and cover that with shade cloth 
or row cover.

have also thought about using wood snow fence up on supports (2x4's 
driven in the ground perhaps?) or wood lattice (which might be cheaper 
than snow fence)

Last season planted the peppers amongst a row of 10' tall trees (a lot 
of black walnut in the stand). Got zero sun scald but also go very very 
leggy plants that tended to fall over if they did not have really good 
support. They also came on 3 weeks late and the yields were down. I 
would not recommend planting peppers in a stand of trees, especially 
black walnuts.

Lucy Goodman






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