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Silage Tarp

As low as $44.32/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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What a relief

5 out of 5 stars

Lynn C.4 days agoVerified buyer

Breaking my arm put me back several months in the Market Garden was a mess. What relief it was to cover the whole garden. Then when the plants were ready, just peel back and plant wow! That was great. The biggest problem I had was no fault but my own is that I have three German Shepherds who thought there was something moving under the tarp when the wind blew the tarp. I had several bite marks and a brand new tarp. I called Farmer's friend for suggestions and they were very helpful by sending me tape repair. What a blessing! Love this concept.

Silage Tarp

5 out of 5 stars

Amber M.5 days agoVerified buyer


5 out of 5 stars

Judith T.11 days agoVerified buyer

All items were very well wrapped therefore there was no damage to any of the packages. Speedy delivery too.

Thicker than we thought and very durable.

5 out of 5 stars

Gage C.about 1 month agoVerified buyer

The 6mil tarps are great, much heavier than I thought they would be and thats a good thing. We covered 10,000 sqft in about an hour, then a few hours filling 120 sandbags to hold them down.

Love my high tunnel

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High tunnel

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Customerabout 2 months agoVerified buyer

So happy with this product. Can’t wait to get my next one!

Perfect tarp

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Jana H.3 months agoVerified buyer

Excellent tarp and excellent customer service

Silage Tarp

5 out of 5 stars

BBurrell3 months agoVerified buyer

I bought a 16'X100' silage tarp for some land that I used for a garden summer 2023. It was the first time I had ever used this land for a garden and it was super weedy because it used to be a horse paddock so while the land is very fertile, it was very weedy so I decided I would buy a silage tarp to see if that would help for my 2024 garden in this space. Wish me luck!

Quality of this tarp is good and the tarp was here within a few days! Great service!

Great service! Had no problems...

5 out of 5 stars

Kim S.4 months agoVerified buyer

Great service! Had no problems laying out tarp. Will definitely be ordering more products from Farmers Friends!

Sturdy tarps

5 out of 5 stars

Kim G.4 months agoVerified buyer

First time buying silage tarps…they were shipped quickly and were easy to handle and roll out due to the way they are folded on the roll. I will buy more in the future!

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