Keeping outdoor plants cool


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Hi everyone! I am thinking of growing lettuce and radishes on my back porch May-October or so, and want to start a small 20 gallon water garden with Aponogeton distachyos in early April and keep it up until October if possible. All of those plants do not like summer heat (lettuce bolts, Aponogeton distachyos goes dormant in water above the low 70's fahrenheit, etc), so I was wondering...how can I keep these plants cool during the summer? I have come up with a couple ideas;

1 - Shade cloth
2 - Increasing the albedo of the surrounding environment (if more light is reflected, less will go into heating the plants)

Any other ideas? Thanks :)
 
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