Balcony container vegetable garden in Baltimore city
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Shading the pepper plants
Tiny peppers are beginning to form on the pepper plants. These peppers are called "Chinese Giant Sweet Peppers".
We've been having some seriously hot days. The pepper plants seems to be suffering the most from the sun (now that the eggplants are gone). They perk right back when the sun goes down but when I came back from work this is how they looked.
Not only is the foliage suffering from the heat, the sun damaged one of the baby peppers.
I was trying to figure out how to shade the plant and came up with the setup below. So now, the peppers don't look all wilty int the afternoon. Hopefully I prevented further sun damage to my peppers!