These tomato beds are all raised 8-10". Untreated wood, which after avg 4-5 years, are needing replacement due to partial rot and termite food ! First year use of plastic "red mulch"......goal to significantly reduce weeds.....and is working like a champ in that regard ! Also, may be increasing strength/production of plants due to red color fake out.....i.e., perhaps making plants think ahead of time that the red reflecion is ripening tomatoes. Have attempted interviewing plants to ask if in fact we have conned them with plastic.....but to date they have stayed quiet, refusing to answer. Average plant gets partial sun, i.e., 5-6 hours....so we're happy with WHATEVER production we get....cannot compare to other gardeners who get 10-12 hours.
June 30,2008 6pm
Aug 9,2008 7am