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Ground cloth and lettuce beds

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:15 am

I have a fairly good size lettuce bed that is only used in spring and fall, due to the type lettuce we like not growing well in hot weather. I was wondering if anyone has tried putting the landscaping cloth (ground cloth) over one between times to hold down the weeds. I keep it tilled between uses, but still have a weed and grass problem.
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Re: Ground cloth and lettuce beds

Postby Virginia Mike » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:01 am

I would use clear plastic. Bury the edges, and the heat of the sun will kill weed seeds and disease' leaving sterile soil.
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Re: Ground cloth and lettuce beds

Postby pickerandsinger » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:30 pm

Hi John, A guy up here covers his garden with black plastic in the fall and uncovers it again in the spring....Dave
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Re: Ground cloth and lettuce beds

Postby Jack » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:35 am

I knew a guy that used clear plastic in his garden to keep the weeds down, but it was like a greenhouse for the weeds, they grew more because the light getting through and the moisture. I would say use black plastic or landscape fabric.
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