[Market-farming] Summer lettuces

Richard Robinson rrobinson at nasw.org
Mon Jun 13 21:14:36 EDT 2011

On 6/13/2011 at 9:13:16 PM, Road's End Farm wrote:
> Shadecloth, which also helps keep in the moisture, and keep out the deer. It
> helps with bolting, but doesn't really prevent it.
> I probably use it wrong, though, and don't get as much cooling as I ought to:
> I put it over hoops right down to the ground, just like row cover that's used
> for frost or insect protection. I gather that this may cause it to build up
> heat; but I doubt it would keep the deer off if I rolled the sides up.

One nice feature of the Aluminet shade cloth is that it has an open weave, and allows a 
lot of air movement. it's expensive, but it's pretty neat stuff.

  Richard Robinson
  Hopestill Farm

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