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Organic Gardening: Byron picture (Soil Solarization ?)

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Byron wrote:
Pete

There was an article a NCSU that said the soil temp has got to reach 125F for 6 weeks. I thought they said this only
reaches 1/2 to 1 in. Although most pathogens live only in this range.

They said not feasable in NC maybe in FLA.

Sometimes you can get by with deep plowing or the home gardener double digging. IE bury the top soil a shovelfull deep.

In the north a total waste of time. Not enough solar engery to get it done.

Byron



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