HAPPY EASTER Spring is upon us, which means planting time is near. Thankfully we had good help. In just a few hours we put down thousands of feet of black and white plastic in preparation for this week's planting of vegetable transplants. Weed control, cleaner produce, and irrigation water reduction by using conservation-minded drip irrigation are all benefits of plasticulture. The black plastic warms the soil for earlier production and the white cools the soil for later production in the summer heat. There is a picture of the plastic layer in case you were wondering what it looked like. The tractor's 55hp and 4wd had no problem pulling it.