Re: [gardeners] weeds

George Shirley (
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 10:55:18 -0600

"Byron.Bromley" wrote:

> Read on another list, where someone lay's out black plastic for
> the first 3 weeks after the frost is out and soil is dry enough to
> work.
> He claims it kills all weed seeds so they can't get started.
> Sounds like a good idea
> Byron

It's called solarizing Byron, best done with clear plastic not the
black. Put the plastic down and cover the edges with dirt, leave 3 to 4
weeks and it will heat the soil down deep enough to kill any kind of
seeds or bugs that are in the surface soil. The clear will get much
hotter than the black for this purpose IIRC.