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Q.How Do You Shade Cool Weather Plants Set Out Now?

Zone 7 | boba added on August 19, 2011 | Answered

Cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, and collard plants like cooler soil than I have now, but the literature suggests setting them out now for a fall crop.

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Answered on August 23, 2011

Really, the trick is to keep their roots cool. Hot roots are what cause cool weather plants to bolt or grow poorly in hot weather.

A heavy mulch around them along with making sure they are well watered will help keep their roots cool until the weather cools down.

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