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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you the best shade cloth he has found that will reflect the suns rays to keep your plants cooler and provide some shade for your garden in the intense desert sun. In this episode, you will learn about reflective shade cloth aka aluminet shade cloth and how it may help your plants to photosynthesis more if you are growing plants in the desert. You will discover why your plants might shut down during the middle of the day if you are growing vegetables in the desert. Next, John will do a light test (lux) to see how much sunlight there is in full sun with no shade cloth, under the 40% aluminet shade cloth, and under a black 40% shade cloth. John will also perform temperature testing of the ground and plant leaves under full sun, 40% aluminet shade cloth and under 40% black shade cloth. John will share his opinions about using shade cloth in the desert and why it may be beneficial. You will learn about the specific reflective shade cloth John purchased and how to get it for the lowest price. You will learn why you should purchase finished aluminet shade cloth with pre-installed grommets. Finally, John will share his final thoughts on using a shade cloth to help your plants grow better in the summertime and reduce sunburn on your fruits. Jump to the following parts of this episode 01:44 Shade Cloth vs No Shade Cloth 04:30 Problems with Black Shade Cloth 04:55 Aluminet Shade Cloth 05:35 How Photosynthesis works 09:17 Problems with Growing in the desert 10:00 Buy a GYG Tee Shirt at http://compassion-tees.com/ 10:39 Full Sun Lux and Temperature Test 12:32 Problems with Growing in Full Sun 13:12 Aluminet Lux and Temperature […]

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  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 1 month ago

    Jump to the following parts of this episode
    01:44 Shade Cloth vs No Shade Cloth
    04:30 Problems with Black Shade Cloth
    04:55 Aluminet Shade Cloth
    05:35 How Photosynthesis works
    09:17 Problems with Growing in the desert
    10:00 Buy a GYG Tee Shirt at http://compassion-tees.com/
    10:39 Full Sun Lux and Temperature Test
    12:32 Problems with Growing in Full Sun
    13:12 Aluminet Lux and Temperature Test
    14:46 Black Shade Cloth Lux and Temperature Test
    16:38 Summary of Testing
    20:30 Aluminet Cloth I Purchased – Real vs Chinese Knockoff
    23:45 My New Aluminet Shade Cloth Installed
    25:14 Get the Aluminet with Grommets installed
    26:49 Some Plants May not need shade cloth
    27:44 Experiment
    28:02 What I would do if I had more time

  • Nora O'Malley 1 month ago

    My neighbor built a block wall after I planted Hibiscus trees. Is there a paint to block the heat or does shade cloth block HEAT NOT just sun?

  • Best Farming Tips 1 month ago

    A shade net greenhouse is way better than a plastic greenhouse. Some of the advantages of a shade house include being cheaper, being more durable, being more effective in summer, being safer to farm workers as it has great ventilation. Its also easier to build or repair. For most horticultural crops such s tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, green vegetables, runner beans, strawberries and bell peppers, a 40% white shade cloth is the best.

  • Anila Patel 1 month ago

    Can we use Aluminet inside greenhouse to lower the temperature?

  • JFlywheel 1 month ago

    108 in San Diego CA this week, plants are getting burned. Need shade cloth!

  • Doyle Metzinger 1 month ago

    Great to see it. I did it too. The plans from Woodglut helped me a lot 🙂

  • OCFarmer 1 month ago

    How did it hold up?

  • Willaim Maxwell 1 month ago

    Let's study Newton, Darwin and Burbank to become a better urban farmers. Thanks John!

  • eisralowitz 1 month ago

    Lol, where in Cali did you live? Inland Empire is constantly in the 100s. Even in Los Angeles my zuchini and eggplant like some shade I have one Japanese eggplant that was doing terrible and then thrived when it got shade from my blackberry bush.

  • Very thorough and informative. Answered all my questions 🙂 Thanks John

  • Augdog Rc 1 month ago

    Will it keep small bugs out and where did you buy it at?

  • Sebastian Muniz 1 month ago

    Shouldn't you do the measure with the same distance as your aluminet? I believe farther away will create more shade the black one

  • Barbara Koenig 1 month ago

    have you tryed red for lettuce and kale etc its said to be best for them

  • Sam Knerl 1 month ago

    John, I stopped by and subbed..great info. I had an idea and wanted to confirm if a shade cloth in a low tunnel and misters may help me grow lettuces in peak sun. My goose ate my wife’s romaine…sooo it inspired me to look outside the box for a second try in Nebraska 90-95 degree 75+ humidity for the next couple weeks…possibly month. Thanks for the alumicloth suggestion.one thought on your summary remark regarding only shading during peak of day. Try measuring the curve of sun exposure and place the cloth in a way that only blocks the sun at that time directionally. Hope it helps.

  • LynnDa 1 month ago

    "… I don't see any chem trails today." Loved it! Made me smile, as did all of this useful information. Great video, thanks!

  • Qwerty Qaz 1 month ago

    Aluminet has aluminum in it. Never good to ingest any aluminum. It may get washed into your garden and food when it rains or if it disintegrates

  • Cathy F. 1 month ago

    Thank you! This video convinced me to try the Aluminet shade net, and I am super happy with it! So happy that I got a second one to cover more plants this season! I'm in southeast Virginia, not the desert, but it gets extremely hot and humid here. The sun, unbelievably, hit 140,000 lux today too. The plants under Aluminet are not even fazed, and that has never happened before in the middle of summer. I even have a pink Brandywine that has set more tomatoes than I can keep up with – normally, you cannot get a Brandywine tomato at all because of the heat here. If not for you, I might never have had another Brandywine, and that would have been a tragedy! Hope all is well, and thank you again. You do a great job!

  • I use aluminex fabric for a picnic table sitting area next to my cabin in far west TX desert. Really works well in keeping it tolerable sitting outside.

  • Just a Girl Looking Up 1 month ago

    Im in Dallas – its only June and its 100+ which isn’t normal, so my garden is going to be unhappy this year unless I do something. Thx

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