Plastic & Paper Mulches

Red Mulch

Red Mulch

ZRC790P

Increases tomato yields!
Agricultural plastics technology has been brought to a new level by the US Department of Agriculture and Clemson University with the development of a reflecting red mulch film called Selective Reflecting Mulch or SRM-Red. This material, a thin plastic film, performs like black mulch, warming the soil and retaining moisture, but there is one important difference. When used with tomato crops, SRM-Red has been shown in USDA tests to increase production from 12-20% of first quality early tomatoes when compared to black mulch. This dramatic increase results from the film reflecting far-red light up into the plant. Strawberries also benefit from SRM-Red.

  • ZRC790
  • 4' x 20'
  • $13.50

  • ZRC791
  • 4' x 50'
  • $19.50
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5th year of use
Jun 17, 2013  |  By PFletch
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The first year, we cleaned out all weeds in the area, then laid the soaker hose and cardboard, and put the red mulch on top. We ran out of canning supplies because the same number of plants we had always grown supplied us with many more tomatoes than usual. We roll up the mulch as we pull the plants and store it over the winter. Since the color didn't fade until the 3rd year, we'll wait another year to replace the red mulch again. As long as we maintain the cardboard or black mulch over winter, we do not have a problem with weeds growing under the red mulch.
Used it twice, dissapointed
Mar 27, 2012  |  By gingergargoyle
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the first time I used it with tomatoes and had little production as opposed to without it - the second time I used it with squash and it did little better. Weeds tend to flourish under it more than the plant do that are surrounded by it. I will not be buying this product a third time