Make it Shady for your Leafy Greens

leafy green shade houseSome summer greens like magenta spreen or NZ spinach will grow well in this heat (and wow, is it hot and dry), but most others wont. If there is room on the shady side of taller crops like corn, magenta spreen, fruit trees or asparagus ferns then use it. If not, then create simple shade houses to keep your leafy’s happy. Shade cloth or hessian draped over cloche hoops, or pegged to existing structures or over stakes – whatever you have to hand. If it means you can still grow enough for your daily greens then it’s worth the time.