Monday, June 21, 2010
The benefits of growing produce on plastic-covered beds are many, including moisture retention, weed control, and no need to plow. The crops are irrigated and fertilized with water lines that run under the plastic. The beds are used for 2 years through 3-4 seasons of crops. Then, the plastic is removed to rotate the land by planting grain, soybeans, or corn. This method of farming can be costly, but it yields an increase in productivity and a better quality of produce.