screened in garden

If I build a frame and simply covered it top and sides in screen (as in window screen, Say 10' x 10', 7' tall (with a doorway of course) would vegetables get enough sunlight through the screen to grow? If so, are there any simple and cheap plans for such a structure?
Submitted by jwolford4877

Virtually all vegetables grow best in full sun. Window screening does cut out a significant amount of light. Although vegetables would still grow in such a structure, they would be less productive than those growing in full sun. However, the concept is similar to growing vegetables in high tunnels (covered in plastic), a practice that is becoming increasingly common commercially to extend the growing season in cold-weather areas.

You might be able to find a greenhouse plan that would work, substituting window screen for the glass, plastic or fiberglass covering.

Answered by DSchrock

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