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Re: solarizing progress

Aren't you glad that clear is better than black for solarization?  Now you
get to watch.  I remember watching the moisture build up.  It got pretty hot
in there.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tchessie" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: "GardenChat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 10:28 PM
Subject: [CHAT] solarizing progress

> Hi all-
> I meant to give an update last week.  I got the plastic on my garden
> weighed down all around the edges with bricks.  I left a weed growing
> underneath it- one of those annoying papyrus grass-like looking things. I
> figured I could look at it through the plastic and judge the progress of
> cooking.  After a week, it is clearly dying.  I plan to leave the plastic
> place all summer.  In fall (after the rest of the tomatos and peppers are
> done) I'll go ahead can cover the entire bed until next year.
> thanks all for the advice about this process.
> Theresa
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