Utilizing Cloches, Grow Tunnels To Extend Your Gardening Season

The Liberty Beat

By: Derrick Broze

As polls continue to indicate that more people are turning to community gardens, farms and home gardens, it is important to maximize your output of produce by supplementing your garden with a device known as a cloche or grow tunnel during the winter. A grow tunnel will allow your crops to prosper in windy or cold conditions, giving you the option to grow year round in some cases. The device can be built for under $50 using inexpensive supplies such as rebar, pvc pipes, greenhouse plastic and a few other household items. Cool weather crops such as carrots, cabbage, beets, kale, and broccoli can be grown in a grow tunnel throughout the winter.


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