I did some reading and found an article saying that covering melon bed with black plastic increases production a lot. What is your experience with that? Here are some question that come to mind when I think about it.
- Have it to be solid black plastic, or landscaping fabric will work?
- Will not it cook the roots?
- Usually melons make additional roots on the vines, they will not be able to do so with plastic, is this disadvantage bigger than advantage of plastic?