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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hope this isn't a silly question.
I'm advised to cover my raised bed(s) with black polythene to warm the soil beneath.
I have a large light blue tarpaulin - will this have a similar effect .?



it will have some effect as it will keep the wind off etc but black absorbs heat better than any colour which is why it is used.

no such thing as a silly question; might be silly answers :o)

1 Mar, 2013


I have had blue tarpaulin over my beds on my allotment and it will help to keep the soil warm but not as much as black might have. And it also will help to keep the weeds down.

1 Mar, 2013


Thanks guys, it's going on tomorrow.

1 Mar, 2013


Ha ha seaburn girl! True!

3 Mar, 2013

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