Blue Plastic Mulch 1 mil Embossed (4ft x 600ft)
Blue plastic mulch not only suppresses weeds and retains moisture but also increases production in various plants such as cucumbers and melons. The blue mulch is economical and uniformly colored.
Blue Plastic Mulch 1 mil Embossed (4’ x 600’)
- Provides excellent weed protection
- Reflects intense blue light back up onto plants
- Improves yields by increasing blue light onto plants that triggers a fruiting response in summer squash, cucumbers, and melons
- Uniform blue color provides uniform results on long row crops
- Prevents weeds from growing nearby plants
- Soil warming equal to or slightly better than black mulch
- Reduces soil moisture evaporation
- Easy to install film is flexible and stretchable
- Conforms to uneven plant beds, rows and raised beds
- Strong enough for double cropping in the same season or possibly for use over two seasons
- Easy field removal
- Economically priced for large scale production and improved growing efficiency
This 1.0 mil blue plastic mulch not only suppresses weeds and retains moisture but it also increases production in plants such as summer squash, cucumbers, and melons. Blue mulch has been shown to increase fruit production from up to 20% due to the reflection of certain growth-enhancing light waves from sunlight on to the plant.
This dramatic increase has resulted from the film reflecting primarily blue light up onto the plant. A color sensitive protein within the plant that regulates plant growth and development is triggered during this reflecting period.
Blue plastic mulch has also been shown to keep soil as warm, if not slightly warmer than, black plastic mulch. Additionally, weeds are kept in almost total control and moisture is retained in soil to a much higher degree.
- Prepare soil well so that it is smooth and friable
- Do not lay plastic on dry soil
- Plastic should be in close contact with the soil for maximum heat transfer into the soil
- Be sure the edges of the plastic are well secured with soil
Crops Suited for Blue Mulch:
- Summer squash
Unit Ship Weight: 15 lbs