Best way to keep containers cool in summer sun
Hello All -
I don't really have good sources of shade in my yard for my container plants - figs and other fruit trees.
I have thought about wrapping the containers in reflective mylar sheets or perhaps aluminum foil to reflect sunlight off the container bodies to keep them cool.
I am concerned the container soil is getting too hot and slowing growth of the plants.
The current containers are grayish and plastic - approximately 11 gallons in size.
They are in the sun essentially all day from sun up to sun down.
I am planning to change the pots this year to black nursery containers - 15 gallon or 25 gallon.
Thanks for your help