Re: OT: Solarization
Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan wrote:
> > Donald Eaves wrote:
> > > On solarization - how can I tell when to add water under the plastic
> > > eyesore?
> Hi Donald--
> We solarize our entire growing fields and have done so for several
> years. Before we seal in the plastic, we already have our drip-tape
> buried in the soil under the plastic. Then it is just a matter of
> turning on the faucets every week or so to keep the soil damp. The soil
> must be kept damp for the solarization to work most effectively.
> Rick Tasco
> Superstition Iris Gardens
> Central California Sierra Nevada foothills--Zone 8--where El Nino is
> gone and we're finally back to the normal June 90's..... and.....where
> we're feverishly trying to get all of our solarizing plastic laid before
> we start to dig for our first shipment of orders next week!