Natural Window Shade

Tall plants, such as sweet corn, can be used effectively as shading from the summer sun.

| June/July 2013

  • corn stalks
    Plant corn in front of south-facing windows for natural shade.
    Photo by Fotolia/Kybele

  • corn stalks

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






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