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Monday, February 24, 2014
Warming Up The Soil In February For March Planting
I've been reading about using black plastic over the garden soil for a few weeks in February to warm it up for planting seeds in March. So, I thought I'd give it a try. I used a large garbage bag, cut it down the side and across the bottom and spread it out. Several landscape fabric pins will hold it in place. I will be planting pea seeds and other cold crops in March. I will do a test by planting in plastic-warmed soil and non-plastic-warmed soil. We'll see if there is a difference!
landscape fabric pins
black garbage bags
black garbage bags, cut open and placed on garden in February to warm the soil