Definition of solarization
1 : a reversal of gradation in a photographic image obtained by intense or continued exposure
2 : an act or process of solarizing
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Use soil solarization during summer as a way to bake pests out of gardens.
When gardens will not receive summer plantings consider soil solarization to bake out pests.
Gardeners can also grow tomatoes in large containers filled with potting soil and use soil solarization during the summer to help avoid these pests.
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