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Silage Tarp

As low as $35.02/mo. Or choose 4 interest-free installments.

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Are weeds out­num­ber­ing the veg­etable plants in your gar­den? Are you spend­ing more time cul­ti­vat­ing than harvesting? 

Enter Silage Tarps. Made pop­u­lar by Jean-Martin Fortier in his book The Market Gardener, Silage Tarps are a sim­ple, cost-effec­tive, game-chang­ing weed management solution to pre­emp­tive­ly elim­i­nate weed pres­sure in your grow­ing space.

Shipping restrictions apply. Ships to USA only.

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Weed suppression made simple.

Nip weeds in the bud. Literally.

Our 5‑mil, UV-treat­ed poly­eth­yl­ene tarps cre­ate a stale seedbed in as lit­tle as 3 weeks!

Here’s how it works:

  • The black tarp cre­ates a warm, moist envi­ron­ment which quick­ly kills estab­lished weeds and encour­ages rapid weed seed germination.
  • The new­ly emerged weeds then face a dark, suf­fo­cat­ing envi­ron­ment in which they quick­ly die.
  • Worms and oth­er ben­e­fi­cial organ­isms soon appear to decom­pose any organ­ic mat­ter and loosen the soil.
  • In three to four weeks (up to six weeks in win­ter) you will have an almost com­plete­ly com­post­ed and beau­ti­ful stale seedbed!

It’s the clos­est thing yet to ​“easy gardening”!

3 week
suppression time (in summer)
UV Treated
UV Treated


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Tech Specs

Cutting Integrity

Cutting the silage tarp will not fray the edges or com­pro­mise the integri­ty. Learn more.

Shipping Size and Weight

24' × 105'

Width: 9 inches

Height: 9 inches

Length: 46 inches

Weight: 61 lbs

32' × 105'

Width: 9 inches

Height: 9 inches

Length: 60 inches

Weight: 83 lbs

40' × 105'

Width: 9 inches

Height: 9 inches

Length: 70 inches

Weight: 99 lbs

50' × 105'

Width: 9 inches

Height: 9 inches

Length: 86 inches

Weight: 124 lbs


100% Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). It does not con­tain Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).

Life Span

365 sun­ny days on both sides. Learn more.

UV Treatment

Both sides. Learn more.


5 mil

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Silage Tarp

5 out of 5 stars

Steven W.about 2 months agoVerified buyer

Silage Tarp

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Gertrude J. Black3 months agoVerified buyer

The Silage Tarp did a great job eliminating the weeds in the high tunnel and surrounding areas.

Silage Tarp

5 out of 5 stars

Jackson R.5 months agoVerified buyer

Fast Delivery

5 out of 5 stars

Celia M.5 months agoVerified buyer

Silage tarp came much faster than I expected and was exactly as described. I put it to use right away.

Silage Tarps

5 out of 5 stars

Kara O.5 months agoVerified buyer

I am very happy with my purchase of two silage tarps. More than anything, I am impressed with the customer service at this company! One of my tarps was damaged during shipping and Mandy was super helpful and offered multiple options to rectify the situation. I was really impressed with the quality and super grateful to find a company to offer free shipping. As a beginning small scale farmer this allowed me to do more than I thought I would be able to afford year one. From now on, Farmers friend will be my fist stop for any supplies.

silage tarp

5 out of 5 stars

Renee M.5 months agoVerified buyer

It's held up well, even after 1/2 of it blowing off due to this Oklahoma wind!

35x105 silage tarp

4 out of 5 stars

Dan G.6 months agoVerified buyer

I've bought plastic before and in this size. This is, however, the first with the black&white opposite sides. I find that it is much slicker than previous plastic I've used, by which I mean it takes 50% more sandbags to hold it in place. All I can figure is lower friction. I have five such sheets on the ground now and the most recent windstorm moved only the new black&white silage tarp, but not any of the older gray-both-sides sheets. No explanation other than this kind is just plain slicker. Good value, no complaint whatsoever, just observation.

I've bought large plastic befo...

5 out of 5 stars

Dan G.6 months agoVerified buyer

I've bought large plastic before. This sheet has, by far, the least friction, i.e., is the slickest. As such, every wind event we have (including 45mph last night) it is *this* plastic that moves away from its assigned location, dragging its sandbags with it. The other plastics, which are gray, older, and came from elsewhere, do not travel nearly as much. Have no good explanation, but just came in from hauling this plastic back into position and re-weighting it.

perfect size and material

5 out of 5 stars

Kristian J.6 months agoVerified buyer

Fast shipping and is exactly what I needed for my garden

I bought several silage tarps ...

5 out of 5 stars

Barbara B.7 months agoVerified buyer

I bought several silage tarps a few years ago. We have intense sun because we are south of San Diego in latitude in this part of Texas. These tarps hold very well to sun, but tear a little more easily than expected. If they were made thicker, than they would be too heavy! Now I am using them to cover a leaky roof through the winter until I can replace the roof. Great product!

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