Mulches (Plastic & Paper)
Mulches have been used for years with great results for production of earlier, better quality vegetable harvests. Mulches help
increase soil temperature, retain soil moisture, provide weed control, decrease leaching of fertilizers, and decrease the need
for general cultivation around the plants.
• Black Plastic Mulch for, but not limited to: tomato, pepper, eggplant, and vine crops.
• Specialty Mulches such as Red (for early, cool season tomatoes), Metallic (for insect control) Brown (for
higher soil temperatures) and Blue (for melons and squash).
• Translucent Mulch, SRM Olive is used for crops where an increase in soil temperature is desirable,for example, vine crops.
• Paper Mulch may be used for any crop that would normally benefit from other mulches, without the need for expensive labor to remove it at the end of the season, as it will degrade.