Re: [gardeners] weeds

Kay Lancaster (
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 16:19:31 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 17 Mar 1999, Terry King wrote:

> It works well when the temperatures are hot enough.  Here in the frozen 
> north my experience with clear plastic left over the winter on the soil is 
> that in the spring it only gives the weeds and grasses a good head start! :-D 
> They are more frost tender though so once they are growing well taking 
> the plastic off very often allows frost to kill the early growth.  

I tried it down here... couldn't get the soil temps over 90 even in 
midsummer, given our cool soils and cool nights.  Works fine in
warmer climes.

Kay Lancaster
   just west of Portland, OR  USDA zone 8 (polarfleece)