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Heat of the Day

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.

[one_half]90cm x 120cm with 50cm legs[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Gives great shade[/one_half_last]

[one_half]The connection fitting[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Real neat and professional[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Used normal 90 deg fittings you buy in the shop[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Used velcro and tie straps[/one_half_last]

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