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Old 06-29-2009, 12:54 PM   #11
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We will see. It is sort of an experiment. But steaming plants at this temperature ought to set them back a little. If you try to drape the plastic over existing plants at first what you will get is a "greenhouse effect". Eventually they should cook.

Im using a double layer of plastic and I found out this morning its pretty expensive for a sizeable sheet. Especially if you intend to apply a double layer.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:47 PM   #12
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Where are you buying your plastic from?

Are there no dollar stores around where you can purchase tarps? I have an area under a rain poncho. The rain poncho was the perfect size for solarizing the area I needed to clear.
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:33 AM   #13
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Ill check out the dollar store. I went to the new hardware store. I wanted to solarize an area about 100 ft square. The plastic for that area would cost about 25$. One source suggested using bubble plastic. I know some people who save that for packing. Id have to patch it together though.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:14 PM   #14
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Bubble wraps sounds good to me. Duct tape should work to patch it.

Are there any families in your neighbor hood getting new roofs? Perhaps a contractor might share scraps with you? I know people who have used roofing liner to kill of vegetation.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:50 AM   #15
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Dollar store shower curtains might work well. Or even a cheap box of trash bags if you have the patience to tape 'em together.
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