How to use Cloches in a sentence
When severe frost prevails the lights or cloches are rarely taken off except to gather mature specimens; and no water is given directly overhead to the plants for fear of chilling them and checking growth.
The initial expenses for frames, lights, cloches, mats and water-supply are in many cases prohibitive to men with the necessary gardening experience, while on the other hand those who have the capital lack the practical knowledge so essential to success.
I put some bottle cloches over the least eaten up seedlings.
Carrots can be sown now for early cropping - use cloches to protect during the winter.
Check grease bands Enjoy early strawberries by placing cloches over the plants.Advertisement
If you have cloches or a poly tunnel, french beans can be sown outside under this protection at the end of March.
Small netting mesh cloches can be used to keep pests and pets off seeds etc., too.
I have some large glass cloches I picked up via freecycle and they would be ideal.
I'm planning the opposite way up for my bottle tops - mini cloches to hopefully defend against the evil slugs!
A wide range from traditional cloches to wooden coldframes and huge cloches and professional coldframes.Advertisement
The Nash family were fruit growers, producing grapes under huge glass cloches that could be rolled into place on a rail track.
Glass cloches are the best to buy but they can be tricky to handle.
Glass cloches are used mainly for small plants and must also be removed each day to prevent air from becoming too hot.
Women can choose brimmed hats as well, but can also top their ensemble with cloches and berets.