The hot sun is brutaly attacking my tomato plants laden with tomatoes. Other plants are being effected as well.
I went to Home depot this morning and looked a heavy duty sun screen. They want $79.00 for 6 x 50' roll. My garden is onebox 12 x 40 and to cover it all would be real expensive. I had an idea of making 4 x 6 six frames covered with cloth and and mounting the frames on uprights so that they could be tilted at various angle above the plants depending on need.
Does anyone have a better idea of both the method and material to be more effective and to keeping the cost lower? Are there not less expensive materials to use for shade?
Thanks for the further info. I found a place that sell burlap by the roll or in sheets. It sells for around .29 a yard. Still heven't gotten any yet.
You call burlap bags totes. When I was in N. Carolina, the called the "pokes".
where did you find burlap for 29 cents a yard?
erniee, you need to find a coffee roaster, they will have burlap bags to sell. I know there is one in Tempe, don't remember the name now though.
Mary is it Lost Dutchman?
I don't know Catherine. Someone else (Jacq I think) was talking about the burlap sacks. Any coffee roaster should have them available.
Ah - found Jacq's note "I bought the bags from Momento Coffee Roasters in Tempe. They are only $5 each and they have lots of them."