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4/20/12 9:46 P

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Be careful with the clear. I've used it to kill weeds and it also cooks earthworms.






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4/20/12 8:25 P

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Taken from, "Mother Earth News" magazine. There ARE different colors with different uses/ results. In a nutshell:

Black - controls weeds & warms the soil
Brown - works like black mulch
Red - reflects far-red rays from sunlight back onto plants
Green - improves performance w/ certain veggies in cool summers
Silver - confuses certain bugs
White - controls weeds
Clear - warms the soil

I would like some of all of 'em!

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4/18/12 12:15 P

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I have used the red film under my tomato but did not notice a great harvest. Having said that though, I have some left so will try it again. Maybe it was user error? emoticon

I believe there is actually scientific evidence of this helping but could not quote it to you.

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4/17/12 9:32 P

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Interesting!

I believe there are different colors. Red, being one of them. Silver another.

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4/17/12 10:55 A

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I tried that red film - is that what you're referring too? I really didn't notice any difference between the tomatoes grown with it and the ones without. It helps with the weeds though but I prefer the ground cloth that lets in air and water.

I don't know about aluminum foil but I read that strips of copper around plants creates a slug barrier!






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I know that tobacco farmers sometimes used it early in the season to warm things up a bit in Ohio where I used to live... but out here I would not use it. I have too many problems with sunburn and needing to shade things.

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4/16/12 8:33 P

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This stuff supposedly helps get more sun to the plants, especially sun-loving ones like tomatoes.

Someone said using strips of aluminum foil could also work.

Sounds interesting but would like more info.

Does anyone know about this type of thing????


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