as for shade--those are some terrific and elaborate ideas! i use lawn chairs, white sheets, river rock, clothespins, and bungee cord when it's windy, lol! grommets sound wonderful . when it is crazy hot, i go out midday and give the block wall and white sheet a quick spray for relief. it really seems to help.
We have a bunch of trees around our garden and I'm wondering if they will provide enough shade.
Has anyone done a garden and not provided shade? What happened?