I am considering solarization of my (small) tomato beds. I am battling cilantro and my neighbor's purple deadnettle, and I do mean battling. I wish my basil would return like the cilantro. And I know that the deadnettle will creep back in later, but I'd like to at least get rid of what's already there.
I realize that the purpose of solarization is to kill pathogens, weeds, and seeds, but does it also kill off beneficial organisms? What about beneficial insects and worms?
Any of your always expert comments appreciated,