#1   Report Post  
Old 21-02-2003, 11:43 AM
Stephen Howard
 
Posts: n/a
Default Bottle cloches

On Fri, 21 Feb 2003 07:48:55 +0000, Chris ] wrote:

Just bought three plastic bottle cloches - a bit expensive - but they
look really convenient to use. Any advice on what they would be most
useful for? I thought of early radish and lettuce.


They come in handy in April when you want to get your courgettes and
beans off to an early start - there's nearly always a light frost at
the end of the month that scuppers the impatient gardener!

I use old water-cooler bottles - these things are about a foot in
diameter by 18 inches tall - and free from the plastics recycling skip
at the local tip.

Regards,



--
Stephen Howard - Woodwind repairs & period restorations
www.shwoodwind.co.uk
Emails to: showard{whoisat}shwoodwind{dot}co{dot}uk

  #2   Report Post  
Old 21-02-2003, 06:00 PM
Chris
 
Posts: n/a
Default Bottle cloches

In article , Stephen Howard
writes
On Fri, 21 Feb 2003 07:48:55 +0000, Chris ] wrote:

Just bought three plastic bottle cloches - a bit expensive - but they
look really convenient to use. Any advice on what they would be most
useful for? I thought of early radish and lettuce.


They come in handy in April when you want to get your courgettes and
beans off to an early start - there's nearly always a light frost at
the end of the month that scuppers the impatient gardener!
I use old water-cooler bottles - these things are about a foot in
diameter by 18 inches tall - and free from the plastics recycling skip
at the local tip.


Thanks, Stephen. I've used the cloches today for:
all-the-year-round lettuce;
lambs lettuce;
radish.
Fingers crossed now!
--
Chris


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Growing Melons under Cloches FA JaneyP Gardening 0 18-01-2007 12:30 AM
DEUX HISTOIRES DE CLOCHES [email protected] United Kingdom 0 16-01-2006 09:05 AM
cloches James Fidell United Kingdom 29 10-03-2004 11:46 PM
cloches James Fidell United Kingdom 2 08-03-2004 07:56 PM
cloches James Fidell United Kingdom 0 08-03-2004 07:51 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004-2019 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Gardening"

 

Copyright © 2017