Do Colors Help Plants Grow? - Knowledgebase Question

Coopersburg, PA
Question by david2099_19
February 29, 2000
Do colors help plants grow such as putting red by a tomato plant?


Image
Answer from NGA
February 29, 2000

0

A red plastic mulch has been shown to increase production by helping warm the soil and keep it moist and control competing weeds just as a black mulch would do, but it also reflects a light wavelength which enhances fruit development. The technology has been licensed as Selective Reflective Mulch (SRM) and you may see it being used in tomato and strawberry production, for example. I hope that answers your question.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by rocklady and is called "Wildflower"