Re: [tomato] Red plastic mulch

Edmund C. Flynn (
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 16:44:08 -0500

Celeste or Dave Anderson wrote:

> Gardens Alive sells a red plastic mulch called "Turbo-Tomato" which
> they say was developed by the USDA and Clemson University and
> supposedly increases tomato yields by 12-20%. I wonder if any of you
> have tried it and what the results were.

I have used red plastic mulch from Gardeners Supply for two years and
like it. I think it may have increased yields but there are always
variables in my garden to confuse the issue.  So ... one unscientific
vote for red plastic.

Ed Flynn MD  zone 6-7