Milk jug cloches........

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Milk jug cloches........
« on: February 19, 2010, 11:42 »
I've seen clear plastic bottles cut down to make free cloches.
 I don't remember seeing the opaque milk containers that are on sale today used for this purpose.
 The bases are good for free pots, but will enough light get through the plastic sides to use as cloches?
 Anyone used them before?

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Re: Milk jug cloches........
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 11:52 »
I use them occasionally, they are okay

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Re: Milk jug cloches........
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 12:10 »
I fill them with water to weigh down my netting.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: Milk jug cloches........
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 12:48 »
I tried to make a scoop out of one for seed compost, but it was too bendy.
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Re: Milk jug cloches........
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 13:08 »
One of mine was too bendy too Noshed, but I made the hole a bit smaller in another one and its fine for scooping up the bio-dry!!

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Re: Milk jug cloches........
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010, 15:39 »
The ones that contain liquid washing powder (!) make better scoops as they are less flexible. They double up as a funnel to fill Richy's pots.

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Re: Milk jug cloches........
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010, 09:48 »
I use them - they're fine - I know the frosted stuff you stick on windows lets through 90% of light - I'd guess the milk cartons are probably around the same.

I cut the bottom off, and the neck just where it widens at the handle and use them upside down, and stick 2 pieces of bamboo in - one in main body and one through the handle - that keeps them firmly in place throughout winter.



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