Re: Solarizing soil
Roger Duncan or Rick Tasco wrote:
> Reply: Believe me and we speak from experience--if you DO NOT use clear
> plastic with UV inhibitors, your plastic sheeting WILL start to
> deteriorate and break apart after about 2 weeks. It will not last the
> 4-6 weeks needed to achieve the best solarization results.
> Don't try to economize and use just clear plastic sheeting (costs about
> half as much as plastic sheeting with UV inhibitors) because you will
> be sorry! As I said, we HAVE tried that method! :-)
Thanks for the tips. I didn't realize that the plastic w/o UV inhibitors
would degrade so fast.
BTW, welcome to the list. I know that when we talked over the phone last
spring or so about whether your software program was available for a Mac
that you were hoping to get "on the net" soon. Glad you finally made it.
What platforms and OS does your software run on now?
> Cathey's Valley, California (Mariposa County)--do you know that we do
> not have any traffic signal lights in our entire county!
Now if I could only figure out how to earn a living in high-tech and
live there too!!!!
On 15 Nov in -
1492, Christopher Columbus noted in his journal the use of tobacco among
Indians - the first recorded reference to tobacco.
1577, Sir Francis Drake of England left on a voyage around the world.
1660, first kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam).
1763, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying the Mason-Dixon
Line -- the southern boundary of Pennsylvania.
1896, the Niagara Falls waterpower electricity generating station begins
transmitting power to Buffalo, N.Y.
And at the top of the charts on this day in:
1956 -Green Door - Jim Lowe
John | "There be dragons here"
| Annotation used by ancient cartographers
| to indicate the edge of the known world.
John Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay)
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.