Friday, 2 January 2015

Shade House

Summer has struck with a vengeance. 42C are forecast today.
Even when the plants receive enough water (not always the case around here), the sun can burn some of the bigger-leaved plants.
These shade houses are easy and quick to put up. They are also very quick to dismantle, and can therefore be as temporary or permanent as you want them to be.
Take a length of light-weight rebar, push one end into the ground, then form a tunnel and push the other end into the ground. Put some shade cloth over the structure. Tada!


Sue Garrett said...

Shade houses are a new one on me. I guess that you didn't have sprouts and parsnips on Christmas Day.

Veggie Gnome said...

Sue, shade houses are a 'must' nowadays in our summers. You are right, no sprouts or parsnips here. More like salad and seafood. :)