I mentioned in my last post (about the chard stalks) that I have worked to shade parts of the vegetable garden this summer. Creating shade for the garden has been on that endless list of mine for the past 2-3 years.
Not only are our South Texas summers hot, but I have full open exposure to the garden to the west, so everything is in the garden roasting until the sun goes down and that is really hard on the plants. There is a magnolia tree that is growing on the west side of the garden. It was planted before we moved in, and it is growing well, but it will be many, many years before it is tall enough to provide any afternoon shade for the garden.
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