Developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Red Tomato Mulch has been extensively tested to show on average a 20% increase in fruit yield. Better Reds does this by reflecting a specific range of light frequencies found in sunlight up into the undersides of your crop’s leaves and to the developing fruit. Research shows that some plants respond especially well to certain wavelengths of light, specifically… tomatoes!
Available size: 8 pre-cut 3′ x 3′ sheets (72 square feet)
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
STEP 1: Unfold red mulch film and lay flat on prepared garden soil.
STEP 2: Cut an ‘X’ in the center of the 3′ x 3′ square.
STEP 3: Fold back the mulch film and dig a hole large enough for your seedling.
STEP 4: Place plant in center, pack dirt back around seedling and then bring red mulch film back around plant.
STEP 5: Use garden staples or rocks to hold down corners.
All tomato plants need constant moisture, and the ground mulching effect of Better Reds holds the moisture in, reduces water runoff and discourages weeds. In addition, it warms the soil to stimulate early plant growth and continues to improve yield at the end of the season by keeping soil warm on cool nights.