The plants will be protected from the sun’s harshest rays and the area will stay cooler if it is shaded all afternoon. The plants will not be as big as they would get if they had full sun all day and adequate moisture. They will probably ripen a week to two earlier than if they had been growing in full sun because the shaded area will darken 20-40 minutes earlier.
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