30% Black Knitted Shade Cloth
(72" width, sold by the foot)

Use to Shade Plants in Hot Regions

Item Number: SES070


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Buy Big, Save Big! As low as $1.18 each!
  • Buy 50 for $1.61 each
  • Buy 100 for $1.52 each
  • Buy 150 for $1.44 each
  • Buy 200 for $1.35 each
  • Buy 250 for $1.27 each
  • Buy 300 for $1.18 each


Price is by the foot. There is a 10' minimum, and after that, order in 5' increments only.

This black knitted shade cloth is made from polyethylene with U.V. stabilizers for long life. Our customers love this knitted fabric shade cloth because the cut edges do not fray. Toughest of all shade fabric styles. Tear resistant, springy and stretchy. You can add grommets, make pipe pockets or pinch pleats, or double stitch edges if you wish.

This is the least dense of the knitted shade cloths, blocking 30% of the sunlight. See the denser versions on the lower left of this page.

Used to lower soil temperatures in the field or garden, to hasten germination of cool weather fall crops, to prevent bolting and bitterness in heat-sensitive crops (such as lettuce and spinach) and to protect against wind damage and drying.

  • UV stabilized, rot proof, this black polypropylene has a life of 5-7 years, more if stored out of the sun during periods of non-use.
  • General field guidelines: for vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers, use 30% shade cloth in areas with very hot summers
  • For lettuce, spinach and cole crops, use 47% in hot areas, 30% in northern or coastal climates.
  • Use 50-60% for shade-loving plants.
  • Shade cloth is also used over greenhouses in summer to reduce the need for expensive ventilation.
  • Maximum shade density (80%) is often used over patios and skylights to cool people as well as plants.
  • Great for winter pool covers.

Returns accepted on un-used, full rolls only.


Shading 30% Shading Fabric Type Knitted
Color Black
Shading 30% Shading
Fabric Type Knitted
Color Black

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Shipping Information

Up to 50 feet of shade cloth may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.

Shipping Weight: 0.15 lbs. Dimensions: 6"L x 6"W x 6"H



Useful product may not last for long

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protects from sun scald

The net protects the tomatoes from the sunshine. They can get sunscald.

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Shade cloth for sun-sensitive plants

This 30% shade cloth is excellent for cauliflower as well as brussels......keeps them cooler on the occasion hotter days............good product...can be attached with clips of any kind

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Great help in heatwave

Peppers can sunburn and this reduces the intensity of the sun, while still letting my peppers grow beautifully.

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Durable and effective!

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