RE: Unwanted Brush
Louise Parsons wrote:
> They "solarize" their ground to kill weed and grass seed. Now
> whenever I dig up an area, I cover the new unplanted bed with clear
> and let the summer sun "cook" it for a few days.
This works, but we've found out by trial and error that black plastic is more
effective here than clear plastic. A few days treatment seems to kill most
seeds. A few weeks under black plastic kills even the nematodes.
Anyone have experience to report from other climates? I realize southern NM
qualifies as extreme -- taking a barefoot stroll across our sand in the summer
is most unwise, so you can imagine how hot the soil gets under plastic.
Sharon McAllister (firstname.lastname@example.org)