Posted: 4th February 2013 by admin in Survival Gardening

John Mildared Demonstrates the effectiveness of Plasticulture. Plasticulture can provide many benefits such as earlier crop production, higher yields, cleaner and higher quality produce, more efficient use of water resources, reduce leach of fertilizer, more efficient use of fertilizers, prevent soil wind and water erosion, potential decrease of disease, better management of certain insect pests, decreased weed management, reduced soil compaction, and the most importantly the potential to increase crop production from 2 to 3 times with maximum efficiency.

  1. Kaleb says:

    This seems like a efficient idea but the use of plastic is not green really at all, not saying that was the point. Plastic exposed to solar rays causes the plastic to break down on the molecular level, leaving plasticides to be absorbed into the growing vegetables and pother plants. So plasticulture is a good idea in one way but horrific in another bcc we all know what happens if you ingest plastics. C-word. Also agriculture is not life sustaining. It works yes and produces a lot of food but it also destroys the local environment. I believe permaculture is most sufficient, efficient, sustainable, maximizing of resources & ecologically sound. Permaculture:
    Is more inclusive of everything, and is an entire way of living, not just gardening or growing things.

    The word permaculture was coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren during the 1970s and includeds permanent agriculture as well as permanent culture.

    It teaches us how to build natural, energy-efficient homes, build waste water treatment systems, use recycling techniques, grow our own food, raise our own animals (chickens, cows, pigs, bees, etc.), restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities, and much more.

    • admin says:

      After checking with John Milandred the plastic is a plastic film cloth and is removed every year and replaced. Also you can get it in a paper type if you want all organic.

  2. admin says:

    You make an excellent point.