DIY: Freestanding Shade Canopy for GardenMonday, July 25, 2016
The best thing I did for my patio container garden was DIY this super easy shade cloth canopy. It's nothing fancy to look at, but the results that have come from it have been excellent. When June started this year, I was expecting comfortable temperatures in the lower 80's, but we had a crazy heatwave of triple digits and my plants were all stunted and not growing. Tomato blossoms were drying up and falling off, seedlings weren't putting out new leaves, and the plants that had good leaves were showing signs of severe scorch.
DIY Shade Cloth Canopy Instructions:
+ 8 PVC side outlet 90-degree elbows (these are the corner connectors pictured to the right.)
This canopy was super quick to make, and easy. The costs were relatively cheap, not ideal, but I was risking losing the whole garden. Also, the way I built it, it is reusable and able to be taken apart and stored for the winter. I plan to use mine for years and have healthy vegetable plants because of it! Anybody can have healthy plants with this easy DIY.