Carol Townsend wrote:
: Maybe I should have read on before asking about "solariztions". "Hot
: under the plastic". Now there's a clue.
The short version is that covering a prepared, but fallow bed with plastic for
several weeks "cooks" undesirable elements like weed seeds & nematodes. In some
parts of the country, clear plastic works best. Here in sunny, HOT, southern
New Mexico, black plastic is more durable.