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Saturday, June 21, 2008

TOMATO FIELDS

Simsbury, CT - I have been noticing a lot of vegetable fields being planted in Connecticut. This field has to be at least 20 acres.


Notice that the plants are planted into black plastic, this keeps the weeds at bay.


A close-up of the plants.


Notice the hoses going under the plastic, this keeps the plants watered and the plastic keeps the water from evaporating.

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TOMATO FIELDS

1 Comments:

At 11:11 PM, Blogger Carole said...

Bill, this is NOT a good thing! I live on the Eastern Shore of VA which has become big tomato country. The fields are covered with plastic. It greatly increases run-off, erosion and chemical contamination. Take a look at this link:
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Plastic+mulch%27s+dirty+secrets-a056458800
Also the fields here are littered with small pieces of plastic that break off when they pull it up. I took pictures last week. Before long there is going to be more plastic than soil. This has GOT to STOP!!!
Carole

 

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