Have you thought about protecting your vegetable and herb garden with shadecloth? A milder start to summer means there is still time to plant your summer crops of herbs and vegies like basil, tomatoes, fennel and eggplants – but it’s going to get hot very soon! A good idea to protect your vegie garden from the searing summer heat ahead of us is with shadecloth; a 35% shadecloth will protect plants from the intensity of the sun and prevent burning, while still allowing plenty of light and air to circulate for healthy growth. It also makes a great windbreak, and it’s easy to install – simply thread coated wire through the re-enforced buttonhole edging, slide the cloth into position and fix. Crackpots premium quality UV stablised shadecloth is available in white, green or beige; in either 1.8m or 3.6m widths; and comes with a 10-year warranty. Rolls are 50m, or we can cut to length if you require a smaller amount. And don’t forget the mulch. Happy gardening!