Vegetable Garden soil solarization
Summertime is the best time of year to solarize the garden beds to manage weeds, nematodes, diseases and soil insects. The soil surface is covered with a clear plastic, which allows sunlight to pass through and heat up the soil to temperatures that are lethal to many of these pests. If effective, solarization can reduce population levels of these pests for 3-4 months, sometimes longer.
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