Re: [gardeners] Too hot for Peppers?

George Shirley (
Sun, 20 May 2001 07:57:42 -0500

I don't know about umbrellas but the old Italian fellows in our neighborhood
when I was a kid put up muslin or cheesecloth "shades" over their tomatoes and
peppers when it got very hot. A friend raises both in pots and moves them into
the shade in the late afternoon to shield them and does well.

I think that a little shade in hot climates will help extend your growing


Jodie Pedigo wrote:
> George,
> I know this sounds dumb, but can you prop up umbrellas
> over the plants to keep the sun off of them? I had a
> friend that lived in Alabama several years ago, and
> that's what she done.  I made fun of her for it, but
> the peppers did very well.
> Just my 2 cents worth,
> Jodie
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