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Old 09-27-2019, 09:02 AM #1
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Shade cloth

I’m looking for a good shade cloth to help keep the heat down in these 95 degree days. Does anyone here use shade cloth to control temperature? If so, what percentage do you use?
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I've used one outdoors. Originally covered my hoop house in the tropics with 6mm plastic sheeting but that thing was a sauna. Switched and had decent results with a green 70-ish percent (light blocked) shade cloth. The more shade, the less light, which obviously isn't ideal. But it's still the sun and the sun doesn't fuck around when it comes to growing plants. You'll get results, even though they aren't as big as they could be.

But depending on where you are, it might not bring the temperature down that much. No experience with temps quite that high.
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The lightest you can get.
Window screen or carpenters cloth or both works. Carpenter cloth better than you would think.
Most shade cloth is too heavy.
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I used a 40% white. It worked great.
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https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/...3dhail%2bcloth

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40-60% works well. Carpenter cloth is another great idea.
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What’re the dimensions of your greenhouse? Also, what size containers? I’m going to be running a 20X45X9 next year.
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12 x 18. 27g
Maybe expanding next year.
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I wound up getting a 55% cloth and it’s working really well.
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