best vegetables for sunny area - Knowledgebase Question

Los Altos, Ca
Question by larry_bjork
February 8, 2011
I have a small garden next to my house and driveway with a lot of pm reflected heat. My tomatoes were burned badly last year. What's the best vegetables for this area?


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Answer from NGA
February 8, 2011

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Reflected heat will damage nearly any vegetable plant you put in the garden so the solution is probably to provide a little afternoon shade by placing a sun block fabric, or even woven polyester weed block fabric on the sunny side of the garden. You can simply drive a few stakes into the ground and attach the fabric to the stakes. Should be placed so it blocks the late afternoon sunshine. Hope this helps!

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