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Too hot for peas?

Droopy pea plant


Reflected heat from the south-facing front of the trailer makes this spot too hot for peas.  The plants grow, but they wilt on sunny afternoons.

On the other hand, the tomatoes in front of the peas and the grape vine on one side are thriving.

It looks like we've found another garden microclimate for our farm.



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We actually found the perfect microclimate for peas here - the east-facing side of our garage. They get 4-5 hours of morning sun then they are shaded from the hottest part of the day on. The vines are a rambly 4 feet tall already. They are just starting to flower and I expect to get peas well into the summer this way.
Comment by Jessie Crowe Thu May 22 15:30:59 2014
You can try to slide some cardboard between the trailer and your fencing material. I also think it's prob. the roof, so maybe you can improvise a sort of row cover over it? Actually, I wonder if you put a hoop house cover over the trailer roof, if it would shade the whole trailer...?
Comment by adrianne Fri May 23 09:44:17 2014

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime