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Can you use a glass bowl as a cloche?

I don't want to buy a cloche, can I use glass bowls and vases as substitutes?
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,019
    I don't see why not - so long as they're frost proof. I'd be very careful about using vases but Pyrex bowls or similar should be OK
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,120
    How will you ventilate them?  There has to be air-flow otherwise moulds like botrytis will develop on your plants. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,019
    That occurred to me,after I posted🙄
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,528
    You could prop them up on wedges of wood or brick offcuts so some air gets in. If it’s to protect something tender like dahlia tubers that don’t need light over winter, upside down old colanders, hanging baskets, those plastic mesh baskets garden centres used to support potted plants, old pots or shaped chicken wire can be stuffed with straw for cheap winter protection. If they need light forego the straw and just wrap clingfilm over the top of some sort of mesh structure.
  • jomacljomacl Posts: 17
    Ah ok, so you really should get a proper glass cloche? How is it that they are ventilated? 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,019
    They have openings in the top, or along the sides.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • jomacljomacl Posts: 17
    Ah, I see. Any recommendations for cheap cloches anyone? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,120
    What plants do you need them for?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,940
    edited December 2022
    This is a good company, although I've never bought cloches from them. It'll give you an idea of the various types etc.
    As @Dovefromabove says - it may depend on what plants you need them for.  :)

    https://greenfingers.com/d246/aluminium_greenhouses
    The pack of 3 traditional ones looks good
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • jomacljomacl Posts: 17
    Thank you everyone for your advice and suggestions. 
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