The summer gets really hot here and last year I had too many of my tender lettuces and new seedlings wilt from the unrelenting heat of the day! So this year I got my thinking cap on and designed a shade that was easy to make and easy to use! And Voila!! I used shade cloth, velcro, tie straps and electrical PVC conduit piping. I use PVC glue to put the whole thing together. My fabulous hubby made special foot pod holders – see arrow. He used heat to melt the PVC to make a curve so the frame can rest on it.

90cm x 120cm with 50cm legs

Gives great shade

The connection fitting

Real neat and professional

Used normal 90 deg fittings you buy in the shop

Used velcro and tie straps

Great DIY project and easy to do! The shade cloth was machine stitched for strength and I used velcro and tie straps to attach it to the PVC frame. It is so light-weight, I can pick it up with one hand, making it easy to move where I need it. Does it hold up in the wind?? We have had a few blustery days and it stays!! Going to make a few more! You can make it any size you want!

Happy DIY Gardening xxxxx