|"All The Year Round"|
I remembered today that earlier this year I bought some very large individual cloches, which were originally used to protect my Marrow and my Cucumbers, so I have dug these out of the garage and put them to use:
These cloches are really good, because they are especially tall and allow plants to grow quite big under their protection. They were a bargain at £10 for 3. They have closeable vents at the top, which allows you to control the temperature, and come with wire pegs to anchor them into the soil.
Elsewhere I have salad plants dotted around all over the place, like for instance in this large plastic pot which previously housed potatoes.
It houses two plants each each of Curly Endive and Batavian Endive.
|Batavian Endive, aka "Scarole"|
Last year I tried to protect my late-season salads with fleece, but it was not very effective, largely because it kept getting trashed by the foxes. Hopefully the more rigid cloches will not succumb so easily.