It is often helpful to use shade cloth to protect the crops from insects and to regulate the temperature of the rows.

-- Uses BLACK SHADE CLOTH to cool things down when it is hot. Tip: It is easier to roll the shade cloth up on the sides rather than roll underneath.

- Use WHITE SHADE CLOTH to keep things warm when it is cold.


For plants that produce flowers, remove the shade cloth when flowers appear so pollinators can reach the flowers.


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