Re: [gardeners] solar killing of weeds

lneuru (
Mon, 11 Jun 2001 07:24:57 -0400

yeah, I got a vacation.  We are going off to Novi for a few weeks at some
point, taking a pile of books to catch up on reading (which we can't do
during term).  Home repair out there will be slow and gentle this year
since I am recovering from a dislocated hip.  6 weeks on crutches (I cut it
back to 4 in favour of 2 canes-cramps my style).  

George, your whole life sounds like a vacation to me.  I can hardly wait
until I retire.


> From: George Shirley <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] solar killing of weeds
> Date: Sunday, June 10, 2001 11:19 PM
> Use clear polyethylene, cover the sides with dirt so no air gets under,
> for about 6 weeks and it should sterilize the ground down about 6 inches.
> idea behind leaving that long is it kills the surface greenery then gives
> buried seeds and roots a chance to sprout and then kills them, etc.
> You get a vacation? Wow! Wish I did, I would dearly love to go someplace
> than SW LA for a few days.
> George
> lneuru wrote:
> > 
> > of weeds, that is.  What does one use to solarize a patch of ground,
> > sheet plastic?  How long is the ground to be covered, roughly?  We are
> > thinking of doing in some weeds while on vacation.
> > 
> > Lucinda