ronald67's blog: Gardening with plastic mulch

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 7:29 AM

Why use non-toxic plastic in your garden? This product is a revolutionary development in food production. With it you create a tropical climate in your own garden. You will harvest earlier and longer.

How it works

The black plastic blocks the weeds.
Condensation waters the garden.
The moist earth encourages the earth worms to aerate and irrigate the soil.
So the earth worms cultivate the garden and add fertilizer, the plastic warms the soil 10 to 15 degrees and that provides earlier and better germination, plus some frost protection. You will also harvest weeks earlier.

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How to prepare the garden for installation

Locate garden on well drained plot of ground.
Ground should be a reasonably level surface.
You can till the ground(for the last time) and fertilize it like you normally would.
You can also just install the plastic over a lawn area without preparation.
Place a layer of 10 mil non-toxic and uv protected black plastic over the desired garden area.
Dig a trench 6 inches wide and 6 inches deep all around the edge of the plastic on the rack.
Roll the edge of the plastic into the trench and cover this strip with dirt to hold the plastic in place.
Cut 2 ½ inch holes every 12 inches in a row.
Make the rows about 30 inches apart.
For row crops(carrots, beets, lettuce, etc.) cut a 4 inch strip from hole to hole, skipping a hole occasionally(to keep plastic in place)
Take a vacation with your puppies and come back to a great garden. Harvest and eat! Remember the only expense after the first year is seeds and starter plants. This system has been used for over 25 years.

New Gardening System

Easy care forever vegetable garden save time and energy.

No tilling
No weeding
No watering
No ground too poor
No ground too dry
Just plant and pick year after year
One time cost 20' x 100' 10 mil non-toxic black plastic

How to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Nut Trees:

Your first trouble in raising pecans, hickory nuts and walnuts is the worms that destroy the kernel. Ants raise aphids in the ground and carry them up the nut and fruit trees and place them in the nut and fruit where the nut or fruit is attached to the tree. There are many ways that you can keep the ants from taking these aphids and planting them in the nuts or fruits and the one that I use is Raid House and Garden Bug Killer. This does not have to be sprayed on the fruit. Just spray two rings on the trunk of the tree about one foot apart. You might call this a picket line because the ants will not cross it. Then when the squirrels start cutting on the nuts take heavy brown wrapping paper about four feet wide and wrap one layer or more abound the tree and leave it there until all of the nuts have been picked. Squirrels will take a run at this tree but can't get over the paper, they will fall off. A squirrel can't jump up more than a couple of feet, but if they are in one tree they can jump to a limb 20 feet below. Other paper might also work.

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