Natural Window Shade

Tall plants, such as sweet corn, can be used effectively as shading from the summer sun.
June/July 2013
http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/window-shade-zm0z13jjzhun.aspx
Plant corn in front of south-facing windows for natural shade.


Photo by Fotolia/Kybele

I grow tall sweet corn in front of my south-facing windows, which keeps most of the blazing summer sun from getting past the windows and into my living room.

I definitely noticed a difference in how the air conditioner worked in the heat of the day compared with last year. Give this natural window shade a try!

Zach Breth
Lawrence, Kansas