Black Plastic mulch
This year, I planted my Tomato seedlings a bit early, so I am trying to get them into the ground asap. I heard about black plastic mulch. I started to prepare a bed by placing soaker hose down and then black plastic 1.5mil over it and tightly tucked it into the soil. My only question is, how is it that this does not kill the beneficial microorganisms in the soil? I cannot find any information about this in searching the net. All I find is information about the benefits of black plastic sheeting mulch....higher yields, earlier transplant, etc. Anyone have any advice? Can anyone tell me about what happens to microorganisms?
THANK YOU :)