Soil Solarization

Here’s a new term I recently learned  – soil solarization. It’s a technique using clear plastic and the power of the sun to kill all sorts of pests, weed seeds and pathogens. There are a number of good articles on this so I won’t redo what’s already been recorded. If you are planning a new garden and have the time to do this, I’d give it a try.

Here are some links to check out and a video at the end.

Advertisements

4 Comments

Filed under Butterfly Gardening, Pests, soil

4 responses to “Soil Solarization

  1. Jim & Judy Stroup

    Tom

    Great tip! Thanks for your efforts!!

    Jim

  2. Lady Rae

    Wondering if this is the gentleman with the geocache that I met on Labour Day? I was with the geo-cacher and told you about the male clouded sulphur I found in January.

  3. Lady Rae

    What a great resource!! Thank you so much for all you do!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s