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« on: April 25, 2011, 18:19 »
I have been keeping large plastic water bottles for cloche, but dont know when i need them. so far i have parsnips and carrots in the ground still waiting to come up.
at home i have tomatoes, leeks and sweetcorn nearly ready to head to the allotment, would any of these benefit being covered?




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Re: Cloche?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 19:05 »
Parsnips, carrots and leeks are hardy, so no plastic bottles for them.
you could cover the sweetcorn for a while, and tomatoes are usually too big to go under the bottles by the time you can plant them.
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Re: Cloche?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 13:28 »
cloches are very useful but you need to watch the weather. they are great for protecting less hardy plants when the weather gets cold and/or windy but can over heat when the sun comes out.

My courgettes are under cloches at the moment as I harden them off, and also because it's going to be windy this week, but I'm keeping a close eye on things  :)
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