Build a raised bed cloche in 8 steps
Extend the growing season
A cloche is a glass bell jar that is set over individual plants, acting as a mini greenhouse and extending the growing season, especially in cooler regions. This raised garden bed is built with a cover, essentially a cloche that covers an entire bed! It is best suited for growing tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, and other crops that need to be planted after danger of frost and generally mature late in the season.
Follow these directions to build a structure approximately 8 feet long and 4 feet wide at the base, and 5 feet high at the center. Adjust the length by increasing or decreasing the length of the boards and number of PVC hoops, and alter the length of the polyethylene plastic appropriately. The cost for materials is about $150-$250.
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