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I have a rather savvy neighbour who scours yard and tag sales for items that can be used as cloches for her veggies. She has used punch bowls, glass jars, milk jugs, juice containers and even cocktail glasses! A cloche is simply a mini greenhouse that shelters crops from inclement weather (cold, snow, hail, frost) and is typically used for days or weeks. It’s not long-term protection, but can be very handy when a frost warning has just been issued. In spring, I use cloches to create a microclimate around salad greens and newly planted tomatoes, peppers and eggplant seedlings. Keep in mind that cloches will need to be vented if the temperature is mild or the sun is shining. Take a look around your garden shed (or wine cupboard) to see what items you can upcycle into a clever cloche