Wouldn't this cloche look nice in Petunia's Garden? This photo is from a Seattle P-Patch (community garden) I stopped by last weekend. My zucchini would like one of these now if it doesn't warm up again soon. The tall tomatoes on the left side of the photo are inside the cloche. The plastic covering has just been cut away when they grew too tall. I hope to have one of these in place by the end of Sept. (Hint, hint to DH who was traveling when I took this photo.)
The gardener used T-connectors to attach PVC conduit "ribs" going from side to side with a "spine" along the top of the cloche. I like how sturdy this design made the cloche.
Then, on the ground along each side of the bed is a 2x4 with holes drilled in it and the "ribs" inserted in the holes. This keeps them straight and evenly spaced. The plastic covering was held on by clips. Some look like what I've seen for sale for this purpose and some looked to be sliced pieces of PVC pipes. So now the question will be "September this year or next?"
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