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Re: covers


On Sat, 2 Nov 1996 LMann76543@aol.com wrote:

> We are scheduled for a hard freeze tonight - first of the fall.   It is
> forcast for low 20s so I am expecting 20 or colder here, but am determined to
> try to see SUMMER OLYMPICS bloom. My garden stays littered with 2 liter cola
> bottles full of water which I use to even out the day/night temperature
> swings (pay attention all you frost pocket gardeners).  They absorb heat
> during the day and release it at night.  Paper bags just aren't enough when
> the sun won't get around to my garden till after 10 am this time of year, so
> I plan to take an old plastic kitchen trash can and cut the bottom out of it,
> then put that over my iris plant upside down with a couple of water bottles
> lying around the plant on the inside.  Then cover the top with some reemay.
> 
> It would be nice to have some nice polycarbonate domes or cones that would
> fit over iris in bloom.  If I had something like that with holes cut for air,
> with water bottles inside, draped with reemay, I could garden all winter,
> take them off during long warm spells.  I have tried cutting the cola bottles
> apart, but haven't been able to come up with a simple way to use the pieces.
>  I may try again this winter - maybe I could sew them together...start a new
> cottage industry for recyclers..  Anchor them down with blizzard posts.
> 
> Linda Mann lmann76543@aol.com east TN USA 

What about the water jackets they use for tomatoes in the spring?
These might not be high enough but they do have holes in the top.

--
Diana Louis <dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca>
Zone 4/5 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada




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