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Cloches Wednesday 18th and 19th January

Today we weeded the overwintering spinach and cleaned some of theglass cloches to put over them

The antique glass cloches that were rescued for Bowden a  while ago are potetially useful to increase spring growth on over wintering salads. Unfokrtunately they tend to get covered in green algae when they are stored in damp places. The glass is held in place by sprung wire, there is a knack to getting this in place but iit is a very elegant system, sadly some of the pieces are rusting through. The glass is are also very easy to break and very heavy to carry around, we keep some in the field garden and some near the walled garden so that we dont have to carry them so far.

The next day we did the same for the overwintering lettuces.

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