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Keywords Gardening, Growing under cover, Greenhouses, Sustainable farm energy alternatives
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG02 Zero hunger
SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
Published by Felicity
Pedro Kracht
Joey Hiller
Published 2009
License CC BY-SA 4.0
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A cloche, French for "bell", is a miniature greenhouse that can be placed directly over plants.

A DIY cloche can be made from a plastic bottle; alternatively, just the bottom can be cut off and the top pressed into the ground, providing warmth and protection for seedlings. In cold climates this allows seeds to be planted a few weeks earlier. The cap may be used for further control - remove it in warm weather, replace it at nights. A simpler way is to leave it off entirely - this will still offer some protection (though not as much) while needing less attention (and less concern about letting the seedlings overheat by leaving the cap on during a warm day). Further info: An internet search for plastic-bottle miniature-greenhouse yields many relevant hits.

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