Using Weed Barrier Cloth in a Vegetable Garden

Uploaded by UIExtension on 21.04.2010

On this vine crop we used weed barrier cloth which is a really nice fabric material that
let's the water and the rain goes through as well as letting the air go through so we have
goods soil underneath that the roots can grow into. They get watered
whereas if you use black plastic or clear plastic, the water either drains off away from
the plant or drains to the plants and drowns them. With the fabric material
all the rain, water and air go right up and down through it.
There may be some we growth underneath, but they don't get up and seed.
Another good use for this material is that it keeps the fruit clean.
The watermelon right here is growing on the fabric instead of on the soil and so it
doesn't get moldy, it doesn't get rotten, doesn't have ants or other problems getting
into the fruit. It stays nice and clean and it's a really great way to grow a garden