warming soil for early planting ?
I have some raised beds that I want to try covering with frames of greenhouse plastic and extending my growing season (last frost here is May 31st)
Right now the beds still have 6-10 inches of snow accumulation, but it is 50 and raining this weekend so I should have access soon.
Is it a good idea to lay black plastic down for a week or so to warm up the soil? I am only planting cold season vegetables - broccoli, cabbage, peas, lettuce spinach, radish. I am hoping to get them in the ground by mid April (though that may be pushing it).
Will the plastic potentially cook the beneficial in the soil? Does this sound like a good idea?