The I finally got around to turning the water cooler bottles I got ages ago into cloches to protect my early spring plants from frosts.
I cut off the bottom with a hacksaw only cut myself once, so proud of myself! and filed off the rough plastic. I don’t know exactly what I will use them for. But the bottoms will also be useful as trays for plants. The bases are thick and really balance well.
Another thing that has surprised me is how stable these cloches are. To give them a little test I put them down on Saturday and only gave them a quick half turn to dig them in a bit and walked away.
To my utter surprise they are still exactly where I put them! With all the wind and rain we have had they don’t seem to have moved at all. Not only that but you can actually feel a gentle heat when you put your hand over the hole at the top.
The cloche is really only supposed to protect from frost, but these may do a little more than that!
Now I just need to wait for spring and find a plant to put under it!