Vegetable garden, raised beds, South of France, Languedoc

In the shade

After a very changeable spring it is finally getting hot. Two weeks between 25 and 29 degrees with nary a cloud in sight. So I’m starting to test my idea for shading the vegetable garden to help prevent water evaporation.

All the shading nets available are dark and I break out in a sweat just looking at them. So I’m trying light shade for my raised beds, using flexible arcs of 2.5 meters length, standard white “frost protection fleece” and clothespins. The fleece can be opened or closed, raised or lowered as needed – for instance in strong wind.


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