In the past I’ve used some cut off gallon milk jugs to provide temporary protection for tender plants to get them adjusted to being outside and to promote things like cucumbers directly sowed outdoors to get a good start. I’m thinking of getting something a little better.
Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for cloches that they would recommend. Was thinking of these
I have some like this which I use indoors in unheated or partially heated spaces, sometimes with a heat map mat. They fit standard seed trays, but could be used outdoors. The two vents are adjustable, although they can get knocked around. You could cover several small plants with one. The bottom flange that fits seed trays could be buried to keep it in place.
Post by pondgardener on May 12, 2021 18:47:04 GMT -5
davidjp, I use these 5 gallon jugs that I collect from the local spring water bottling plant. They are constantly replacing old and damaged water bottles and toss them in the dumpster. I cut off the bottoms and use them for protecting early tomatoes and I may start using them to provide some protection for early cucumbers and melons. And to avoid actually climbing into the dumpster, I use my wife's grabber reacher tool to snag the bottles out.
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