Greta's Garden

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Plastic Mulch Works

This photo shows two years worth of plastic and weeds that have popped through. By the way, this is a yellow tomato that produced until the first hard freeze in December 2008. The plastic keeps soil loose and moist, something my 'maters really like!

I attended a meeting in Spring Lake, North Carolina last week. While there, I met a farmer who used black plastic mulch on his garden. He said he got the largest yield he's ever had.

We discussed preparation and amending the soil, laying down the soaker hoses and then installing the black plastic. He is going to pull his up in February, amend the soil, till it and then lay down new plastic.

I'm going to try and do the same. My black plastic is rotten and needs to be removed. The soil needs amending.

I will till up my garden and recover with the plastic. I think that's really the way to go to increase the yield and reduce the number of weeds.


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