Reflective mulches boost fruit size, color and yields

08/01/2011 05:37:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

But avoid tightening the cords too much, he says. The material needs some give, especially to handle equipment traffic.

Careful handling and storage during the off-season—ideally rolled up under a tarp out of the way—will help increase its life, Schmidt says.

Reflective material can help make “the best blocks better,” he says. But it’s not a rescue product. “It may marginally help shaded, struggling blocks, but there has to be light reaching the ground for it to be effective.”

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Vancouver  |  May, 28, 2014 at 08:38 PM

Thanks for sharing the information. Aphids are the bane of my existence. I added some aluminum foil covers to my garden to see if this will help the growth of my plants and to keep aphids away from them.

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