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Red Tomato Mulch

Red Tomato Mulch

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$14.95

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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.

Product Details

  • BPA-free plastic
  • 24' L x 3' W
  • 1 mm thick
  • Made in USA

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:Red Tomato Mulch
 
4.0

(based on 227 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (107)
  • Accurate instructions (64)
  • Easy to use (54)
  • Easy to store (40)
  • Versatile (38)

Cons

  • Flimsy (23)
  • Difficult to use (18)
  • Inefficient (6)
  • Small in size (4)
  • Unattractive (4)

Best Uses

  • Garden (170)
  • Outdoors (26)
  • Weeds (22)
  • Patio (19)
  • Deck (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (126), Midrange shopper (44), Getting started (18), Budget shopper (13), Master gardener (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (118)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Makes a difference

By Anna

from Beals Maine

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Works

Cons

  • Doesn't Keep Down Weeds
  • Need Garden Staples
  • Not Attractice

Best Uses

  • Heat Loving Plants

Comments about : Red Tomato Mulch:

Definitely works is not miraculous. It is somewhat flimsy so do not expect it to last more than a year or two. It is cheap but probably not biodegradable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I have used these for 2 years and will continue to do so

By Scats

from Vermont

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Store
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about : Red Tomato Mulch:

    I was able to use each sheet for 2 seasons. My tomatoes were wonderful and the sheets help control weeds well.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Weeds grow under it and puff up the plastic.

    By Trying my best with tomatos

    from KC

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Water Does Not Go Thru Ve
    • Weeds Still Grow Under Pl

    Best Uses

    • I Don't Know

    Comments about : Red Tomato Mulch:

    I used it around the tomato plants, but was not happy at all the weeds tha grew under it. So much so that they made the plastic off up. Not sure if it caused the tomato plants to have curled and then brown leaves or not. Will not use ever again.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Red Tomato Mulch is great!

    By M Souper C

    from Huntsville, OH

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bigger Tomato Plants
    • Durable
    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None At This Time

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about : Red Tomato Mulch:

    Since this is the first time for using this product, I decided to run my own test. one raised bed has the mulch and the other bed does not. The plants with the red mulch are bigger plants & have blooms.

    The only thing that might discourage people from using it is the little extra time to plant using the red mulch. In the long run, I am watching & will use it again for all tomatoes next year.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Tomatos and MORE !!!

    By Veggie Lover

    from Southern NJ

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Better Veggies
    • Decreased Weeds

    Cons

    • Dont Apply In Wind
    • Not Reusable

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about : Red Tomato Mulch:

    Have used in raised veg garden for last 5 seasons. The yield in All veggies has increased.
    Much better flavor in tomatoes and increased color. Did well with peppers, cucumbers, zucchini and outstanding bush beans I could not pick fast enough.
    Have used 3 seasons with the red collar doughnuts for tomato's and zucchini on the red mulch as suggested by Gardeners Supply. Decreased disease in both.

     
    4.0

    So far so good!

    By ness

    from Flat Rock, Mi

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about : Red Tomato Mulch:

      Seems to be a nice product my tomatoes, peppers squash and zucchini seem to really be doing well with it.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good

      By dan

      from rockville, md

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about : Red Tomato Mulch:

        easy to use

         
        5.0

        Easy to install

        By Small gardener

        from Morton, IL

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Holds Moisture In
        • Keeps Weeds Out
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about : Red Tomato Mulch:

          This product was very easy to install in my tomato bed. I like the concept of keeping the moisture in the soil while keeping the weeds out.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great bird camo!

          By Berry Happy

          from Fruita, CO (yes, that is a real place!)

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about : Red Tomato Mulch:

              This is perfect mulch around my strawberry plants growing in a kiddie wading pool as it keeps the soil moist and the birds must not be able to see the ripe berries laying on the red mulch so I get all the berries now!

               
              5.0

              Bird camo for strawberries!

              By Berry Happy

              from Fruita, CO ( really!!)

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about : Red Tomato Mulch:

                  I bought this for strawberries I am growing in a kiddie wading pool. It appears to camouflage the ripe berries as not one bird has discovered any berries and it sure beats straw for mulch! I live in the high desert of western Colorado and it's very windy here so it's like having a hairdryer blowing on the plants so the plastic does a great job retaining moisture in the soil.

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