Pepper Plants and black Plastic

joetoeMarch 2, 2014

I have always wanted to have a nice crop of Pepper from my Pepper plants and would like to know if you would put black or clear plastic down if that would warm the soil and improve the yield of the peppers?

An would this even improve the yield of my tomatoes?

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rhashell(5 southeast IN)

I always plat our pepper and tomatoes between rows of woven landscape silk fencing. get it at construction industry supply stores.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 6:21PM
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Rio_Grande

We use black plastic on raised beds with drip irrigation and they put off much more per plant that they did before without it.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 9:54PM
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BlueBirdPeony(5b NE Ohio)

Question: are you talking about plastic to make the soil hotter ie attract sun? Have never heard of this. Can you give anymore details?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2014 at 10:05PM
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carolynk528

We plant in black plastic to eliminate as much weeding as possible and yes it helps produce nicer tomatoes and peppers. This year I bought woven ground cover and put it between the rows, too. As cold as the season was I think it was the only reason I got peppers this year.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2014 at 8:29PM
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