[NAFEX] Euro-ribes and afternoon sun. Z6 S. N.Y.
scott at cs.jhu.edu
Tue May 6 11:02:25 EDT 2008
Alan, the high-sky sun is from around 10AM to 2PM (there is not too
much difference in intensity in that period) but the air is much
warmer in the 12-2 part making it overall the most stressful period
for plants not happy in heat. So, shading in that period alone would
be the ideal I would say, or maybe until 3PM. The number of planting
spots with such shade is few however; it is much more common to find
a spot with morning but no afternoon sun and so I think that is why
people talk about afternoon shading. I had some currants in a spot
with only morning sun and they were very happy. I also had some ribes
in a spot with more shade and they were not happy there. Given my
good luck with my morning sun planting I have put in a new ribes
planting this spring which gets sun from morning to noon.
zone 6/7 Maryland
> In a posting about ribes in the lower zones it was recently
> suggested that they'd appreciate protection from the afternoon sun.
> Speaking theoretically it seems to me that they would need
> protection from mid-day or high-sky sun. The poster might have meant
> early afternoon sun but at least the last half of afternoon should
> be an ideal light intensity in zone 8 just as late morning sun would
> not be. Make sense? If I'm correct the ideal strategy would be to
> have the shading directly over-head. Can anyone coroberate this with
> actual experience?
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