Protect crops from pests and bring on their growth in cold weather by covering them with cloches or growing them in permanent cold frames.
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Plastic Bottle Cloches
Many plants benefit from protection in cool spring and fall weather. Commercial cloches can be expensive, so large, clear plastic bottles, cut in half and placed over plants, are an effective alternative.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
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