June 21, 2016
I wish that I had planted my asparagus in a north south oriented row so that I would now have afternoon shade for the summer lettuce. When the asparagus harvest is done you let the stalks grow up to be 5' tall ferns that work all summer collecting energy for the roots, so you get a plentiful harvest next year. It makes much nicer shade than the 5 gallon buckets with 2×6 boards stretched across that I'm using now.
They look too tacky to remain in place for more than a few days.