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OldDog/NewTricks

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Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Vegetable Production
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-33.html

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Punch a hole and add Transplant

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Red Barn Angus

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Very interesting.
What is the plant being grown?
Is the planting done by machine?
What in the world do you do with all that plastic after the crop is matured?
 

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Red Barn Angus said:
Very interesting.
What is the plant being grown?
Is the planting done by machine?
What in the world do you do with all that plastic after the crop is matured?

Hand Planting Bell Peppers Transplants
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Plastic is recycled - upsets me in the Soil that is lost in Recycling...
 

AireenTindel

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does the process require much workforce? the plantation looks nice with those plastic covers in there. just curious..what's the purpose of those plastics?

http://www.naturallygrassfed.com/
 

OldDog/NewTricks

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AireenTindel said:
does the process require much workforce? the plantation looks nice with those plastic covers in there. just curious..what's the purpose of those plastics?

http://www.naturallygrassfed.com/

Can't you read?
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-33.html
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_mulch
 

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A lot of stuff being grown on plastic everywhere, and becoming very popular here in Ontario. Lots of labor required but not much or any herbicide. It's pretty impressive seeing ten or twenty acres under strips like that, especially when you realize how much manual labor is involved!

The Old Order Mennonites and Amish nearby are starting to grow a lot of market garden stuff that way, lots of hard, back-bending hand labor but BIG returns per acre. They also can utilize black muck areas that one couldn't farm conventionally.

Pickles and melons grow in our garden on plastic.
 

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