[Market-farming] Shade Cloth for summer lettuce

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Sun May 20 10:03:56 EDT 2012


I think it depends on how far south you are, and possibly on the  
sunlight exposure of the particular field. We use 30% here.


-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale




On May 20, 2012, at 9:53 AM, Carla Maness wrote:

> We use 50% shade cloth on our lettuce beds.
>
> Carla
> Perkins, Ok
>
> On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 1:46 AM, John Chambers  wrote:
> We are looking at shade cloth as a means of delaying bolting in our  
> summer lettuce.  We're looking at covering individual beds with  
> shade cloth supported by #9 hoops, but am curious what shade cloth %  
> you have found to work best.  30%?  50%?  Higher?
>
> John
> Ridgeview Farm
> Shelbyville, IL

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