In the context ofmulchthe so-called "Anti-weed tunnel". Made up of perforated, rigid PVC pipes, as is clear from the name, theanti-weed tunnelshelps keep weeds away from the garden.
How is a anti-weed tunnels?
Theanti-weed tunnelsis composed of rigid PVC modules andrecycled. Each module is 1.5 meters long while the diameter varies according to the crop to be mulched. The diameter has standard measures, in fact, they are easily found on the marketanti-weed tunnelswith a diameter of 16, 20 or 25 centimeters. The module is provided with holes of 60 millimeters in diameter, placed, between them, at a distance of 30 centimeters.
When to use the anti-weed tunnel?
Theanti-weed tunnelsit must be applied at the time of planting the plants which will take place in the appropriate holes.
How to assemble the anti-weed tunnels?
Theanti-weed tunnelsit is very easy to install: it must simply be placed on the previously worked flowerbed and, if desired, with the irrigation hose already properly prepared. After laying theanti-weed tunnelswe proceed with the planting of the seedlings.
Advantages of theanti-weed tunnels
- Positively tested on numerous crops and in the home garden, it can be very useful for growing tomatoes, aubergines, potatoes, cabbage, lettuce and strawberries.
- It is very easy to install, it is resistant and can be used for many crop cycles (it should not be thrown away after harvest!)
- Prevents the growth of weeds on the row.
That of theanti-weed tunnelsit is a particular mulching method that maintains all the strengths of the classic method and adds the stopping of the growth of weeds between one plant and another. A big drawback of the anti-weed tunnelsit lies precisely in controlling the growth of weeds. Weeds do not grow on the cultivated row but these can develop freely between one row and the other, so weeding the soil will still be necessary.
Another limit of cultivation with theanti-weed tunnelslies in the size of the hole: the user, for the cultivation of some plants, may deem it necessary to enlarge the diameter of the hole in the modules. Each hole is only 60 cm, perfect for growing aubergines, tomatoes, lettuce…. but inconvenient for the cultivation of other plants, such as, for example, fennel as the heart would not have enough space to develop.