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 197 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (85)
  • Accurate instructions (64)
  • Versatile (38)
  • Easy to apply (33)
  • Easy to use (31)

Cons

  • Flimsy (19)
  • Difficult to use (15)
  • Inefficient (6)
  • Small in size (4)
  • Unattractive (4)

Best Uses

  • Garden (148)
  • Outdoors (26)
  • Weeds (22)
  • Patio (18)
  • Containers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (126), Midrange shopper (23), Getting started (18), Master gardener (12), Budget shopper (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (118)

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5.0

Great Mulch

By Sue the Gardener

from Fairfield, CT

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Deck
    • Garden
    • Patio

    Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

    I use this mulch for my container tomatoes and it works great.

     
    4.0

    great product and easy to use

    By G Man

    from clarkston mi

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

      great for my tomato plants

       
      5.0

      no more weeds best ever product

      By littlesister

      from lewisburg tn

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Store
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Used Others Not As Thick

      Cons

      • Very Good Thickness

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • On Tomatoes And Peppers

      Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

      I use this with my tomatoes and peppers, no more weeds close to them just till right beside it. makes my garden look like one in the magazines. helps with the yield in my produce with the heat from the red color

       
      3.0

      Too early to judge

      By MARG

      from BLAUVELT NY

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Pros

      • Easy To Store
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Assemble
      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

      I SHOULD CLEAN OUT, ADD TOP SOIL WITH 10-10-10.INTO THE RAISE BED LAY DOWN THE RED MULCH THEN PLANT THE TOMATO.
      I HAVE PLANT MY TOMATO SEEDING ALREADY I HAVE TO CUT THE MULCH IN SECTIONS AND LAY IT DOWN. IT IS HARD TO PUSH THE TOMATO CAGE INTO THE MULCH. I ORDER TOO LATE GOT CONFUSED BY OTHER COMMENT SECTION OF 8.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Worked fine for me, but not great

      By eesl

      from Midland, MI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Holes To Allow Water
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult to clean
      • Hard To Laydown By Self

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

      I have had red mulch for a few years and wanted to get more for my growing number of tomato plants. The roll seemed like a good idea at the time of order and shipped nice and easy- but when it came time to lay it down in a light breeze, by myself- well, that was not so easy. I also found that the perforations resulted in weeds growing up and around the edges of the red mulch. For northern gardens, this might just be a take it or leave it, depending on the growing conditions you have.

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Product is better than promised.

      By Pat

      from Camino, Ca.

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Store
      • Easy To Use
      • Increased Production
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

      I previously replied that it was too early to judge and we had been searching for this item for many years. Now that we have produce in production, this item is great! We raise our produce in an 8'x16' raised bed. We turn over soil annually before planting, and add (homemade) compost and minimum vegetable fertilizer before planting. We never have weeds. We install 6 drip line irrigators, and then plant our crops near these lines. Our annual production is excellent, and we have too much, so we give the excess away. When we found the Red Tomato Mulch, we already decided to have fewer plants. We stretched the material out as far as it would go. We planted tomato plants, basil, chilies, bell peppers, cucumbers, and zucchini (and marigolds to keep the bugs away). A volunteer cantaloupe showed up. We had fewer plants than normal, other than basil, which we used as a control to see if those planted outside the mulch area would be as productive as those inside. The mulch grown plants all produced, and are producing, at an exceptional rate. I've had to cut back some (tomato plants over 6' tall). Volunteer tomato, and cantaloupe plants we had in the non-mulch area, along with those basils are not quite as productive. Due to our elevation, planting is late, as is production. We usually start giving things away in late September. We started off-loading the second week of August. All of our mulch grown plants are more productive than previously, and we have reduced our water use. More produce; fewer plants; less irrigation. Fantastic!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Don't Be Skeptical, Be Smart- This works

      By Much Ado About Stuffing

      from Westport, Ct

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Increased Yield
      • Protects

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

          This was the first time I used this product, and I am the only one using it in our Community Garden which hosts about 100 small plots. I used the red mulch as suggested, laying it on the prepared bed, and planted 8 (grafted tomato plants) right on the plastic. I am very happy with the results, I have larger, cleaner. healthier plants, and many many times more tomatoes than I have had in the past. The picture is of the tomatoes I picked in one day!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly what i was wanting

          By Nathan

          from Shoreline, WA

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

          I was looking for Red Plastic Mulch for my Tomato's, Strawberries and more, and im so glad i found it here. This stuff is great, I cut a large square of it , cut a medium-sized-plate-sized hole in the center (where the Tomato is) set it at the spot i planted the tomato, and its kept down with the Tomato Cage being stabbed into it. I like that it has the perforations pre-put in, though i have no experimented and seen how much water goes through them.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Red Mulch

          By sassylady

          from Toms River, NJ

          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:

            I have used red mulch for a few years now with my tomato and pepper plants. Since using the product, my produce has increased substantially. I only wish it would eliminate the weeds also, that would make it even easier for me.

             
            3.0

            Too early to tell

            By Pat

            from Camino, Ca.

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Store
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about Red Tomato Mulch, Set of 8:

              Too early to tell. I have been looking for this product ever since it was first reported by the Univ. of Wisconsin ( I think), about 10 years ago. After 3 weeks all our veggies (tomato, bell peppers, chilie peppers, cucumber, zucchini, basil) are looking good in some overly hot weather. I will respond once the plants start producing. I anticipate something better than normal (which is usually pretty good), as the research indicated.

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