Silver Mulch Scares Bugs And Should Make You Happy

Silver Mulch Scares Bugs And Should Make You Happy

''Silver mulch increases light to the plant canopy,... That basically translates into more photosynthesis and increased growth of the plant.''--NY Times.

It reports benefits to a number of crops for example consider these striking figuresWhiteflies on squash leaf courtesy of CAES-UGA for pumpkins--on a plot without mulch 70% of plants were infected with whitefly, while on the silver mulch plot only 1%.  The farmer in the test reported "50% to 60% larger leaves" due to the healthier plants.

In a UMASS Extension service article, the silver mulch benefit is noted especially in aphid control.  The paper cites a Penn State Extension test that yielded 20% more peppers than black mulch.

" Penn State, bell peppers grown on silver mulch yielded an average of 20% more fruit than peppers grown on black plastic."--UMASS Extension Service

We are excited to offer for the first time this year dual line silver mulch that looks like this:

Silver mulch with central black stripe for heating

What is that black stripe about?  The black provide a heating area to counteract the cooling of the silver coating.

Let us know if you would rather have it in a single line version too.  For more info on our silver mulch, visit this page now!

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