Red Tomato Mulch
Red Tomato Mulch

Red Tomato Mulch

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Red Tomato Mulch Increases Tomato Harvest by Up to 20%

  • University-tested mulch improves yield and flavor of your tomatoes
  • Also warms soil and conserves moisture
  • Micro-perforations allow water, air and nutrients to reach the soil

The product that started the "red revolution," this remarkable red mulch helps tomato plants grow faster and produce more abundant crops. Developed jointly by the USDA and Clemson University, and proven effective in tests by a leading consumer magazine, this specially engineered red mulch reflects far-red light wavelengths upward into your tomato plants. This triggers the release of a natural plant protein that stimulates more rapid growth and development. Your plants will mature faster, look bushier, and give you a more flavorful, more abundant harvest than ever before. Also may be used with strawberries, melons, red peppers and other crops that fruit above ground. Micro-perforations allow water, air and nutrients to reach the soil surface. Not designed for weed suppression. 24' L x 3' W. Easy to anchor with Earth Staples, sold separately.

  • Plastic
  • 24' L x 3' W
  • 1 mm thick
  • Made in USA

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Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8
 
4.0

(based on 207 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (92)
  • Accurate instructions (64)
  • Easy to use (38)
  • Versatile (38)
  • Easy to apply (33)

Cons

  • Flimsy (22)
  • Difficult to use (17)
  • Inefficient (6)
  • Small in size (4)
  • Unattractive (4)

Best Uses

  • Garden (155)
  • Outdoors (26)
  • Weeds (22)
  • Patio (18)
  • Containers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (126), Midrange shopper (31), Getting started (18), Master gardener (12), Budget shopper (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (118)

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4.0

This stuff is *great*

By Aggrammarian

from Pendleton, IN

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Easy To Store
  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

    Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

    I heard about this stuff first from a local farm - they use it in their tomato "high tunnel" (which is kind of like a greenhouse except that you plant in the ground rather than in planters or pots). I was intrigued by what these pros said, and then by the Cooperative Extension Service data.

    So, as soon as I found a source for consumer-sized quantities, I bought it, and I've been using it every year ever since. It keeps down the weeds, keeps in the moisture, and as an added bonus, it reduces the amount of plant residue that ends up in the bed, to the extent that I've been able to plant tomatoes in the same bed for four years in a row. (I know this isn't the best way, but right now I only have one place in my yard that works for tomatoes. I hope to finally fix this next spring.) It's great. I recommend it to everyone who asks.

     
    5.0

    Ths really makes the tomatoes grow faster

    By Cathy loves nature

    from Chicago il

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

      Around the stem of the tomato plant. I get so many tomatoes.

       
      3.0

      Hard with Halos

      By grnthumb

      from PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

          This was difficult to use with tomato halos. Not sure if I would use again.

           
          3.0

          Does what I need

          By Edearl54

          from Rockford, IL

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

          I've used red mulch around my tomatoes and peppers for 5 years now, can't say it improves anything, it doesn't hurt, so maybe it provides a benefit. It does suppress weeds, helps w/control of ground moisture and is priced competitive with other similar, but different colored mulches. Yard or garden staples tear through this thickness easily, better to use weight to hold it down. Forget about multi year use.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Harvest booster

          By rebugging

          from Loa Altos, CA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Color Increases Harvest
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Handy Size
          • Rain Drains Through

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Best With Tomatoes
            • Garden

            Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

            I have used red mulch for tomatoes for many years, but have always drilled hole with a fork to allow moisture to pass through. This product eliminates the name to do this.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Too early to tell

            By HoosierDorothy

            from Central Indiana

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Store
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

            I bought the red mulch in hopes of keeping my tomatoes from getting the soil-born fungus/blight that is a problem every year. The small perforations allow water to get through. So far no problems with weeds. The plants seem a little bigger than usual after just two weeks in the ground. It's too early to tell about any success on the disease front. On the negative side, it did take two of us to get the tomatoes planted. I laid out the mulch, cut an 'X' for the tomato plants, removed the mulch, planted and then replaced the mulch. Have rocks holding down the four corners in my raised beds. Keeping my fingers crossed for loads more tomatoes this year.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Red hot!

            By Cindyrose

            from New jersey

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Store
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

              Not only does this product seem to improve tomato production, It does a great job of blocking weeds!

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              who woulda thought this could work?!

              By midnite rider

              from daleville, al

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Store
              • Easy To Use
              • Enhances My Yields
              • Lightweight
              • Minimizes Insect Invasion

              Cons

              • Need Bigger Rolls

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

              i found this to be effective for all the flowering and fruiting vegetables i grow that prefer the longer red wavelength of light to produce bigger and tastier fruit!

              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Red Tomato Mulch is SOPER Mulch for me!

              By Sherry

              from North Hero, Vermont

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Store
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Garlic
                • Peppers

                Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

                Used this product for years with Exceelent results! Started with my Tomato plants, then moved on to my Peppers - can I say HUGE beauties this mulch does make! Last year I tried it over a late fall planting of garlic. I had HUGE bulbs at harvest time! I never garden without this mulch! It's the best thing on the market!

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This really makes a difference!

                By Char

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

                      This made a huge difference in my plant growth and production even though we had a pour growing season this year.

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