In this intense heat wave we are experiencing, (100 degrees F+) I have saved my garden produce from sunburn and kept the plants green by covering them with old bedsheets, tablecloths, etc. (or anything else that is lightweight)
I am new to vegetable gardening and am doing the Square Foot Garden. I am wondering if you put the bedsheets directly on the plants, or suspended the sheets above the plants. Does direct sun penetrate the sheets enough that they get their required sunshine?
By the way, I water every morning and try really hard to keep the water off the foliage. Most of my vegetables are doing really well. Today I snipped some turnip green leaves and chewed them right in the garden.
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