Gallery: HOW TO: Extend Your Garden’s Growing Season With Cloches and C...



These bell-shaped glass covers (also known as bell jars) are absolutely brilliant; they’re beautiful as well as utilitarian, and ideal for protecting individual plants from winter’s chill. They can run on the expensive side, but you can often find them at a much lower price at flea markets, vintage shops, and on Ebay. If you want a really inexpensive garden cloche, aim for plastic instead and just cut the bottom off a 5-gallon water bottle (the kind you buy at the grocery store to use in a water cooler, or with a hand pump).

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