Sunday, April 29, 2012

Shade in the Desert

In the desert when the temperatures are 100 degrees plus tomato's won't flower to top it off direct sunlight is hard on the plant and can make the fall crop an iffy proposition.  With that in mind we decided to give the tomato's some shade this year.  We didn't want to spend a lot of money on it so we put our thinking caps on what we came up with was an old trampoline that was unassembled that I had insist we saved. Trudy, Jake and I assembled it yesterday and we waited until this morning to move the trampoline and put it in place so we had Ashley's help.  It was all hands on deck for this job, it was a pretty daunting task.   Below are some pictures of what it looks like.

The frame, that has been laying around for something to do.

The Tomato's with no shade

The frame assembled

The Trampoline assembled

Two people who really needed shade this thing probably weighs 200 lbs.

We're relaxing in the shade of the house, I snapped the pictures through the tree.

God Bless!!


  1. We live in the desert too! Nice shading!

  2. really smart use of something you no longer need.