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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Rigid Plastic Cloches
These large cloches are ideal for protecting blocks of young plants or more substantial crops, such as zucchini or early potatoes. The warm, dry atmosphere is also perfect for drying onion crops after harvest. Anchor these light structures to the ground.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
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