Juice Bottle Cloches

Euphoric Mania

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Had some tomato seedlings that needed some protection while they established themselves, so I cut the bottoms off some 2 liter juice bottles and popped them over the plants. I took the lids off too, to allow air flow.
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way cool. going to have to steal that idea. is that bunny poo or goat poo they are surrounded by?
 

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Sheep poo. A friend brought me five bags from a farm gate stand.

That bed is layered with vegetative matter (old tomato plants and corn stalks, etc), wheat straw, horse and sheep manure, vermicompost, topsoil, and is seeded with crushed eggshells and dried seaweed.

It has a worm population, so it's basically just a big worm bin at the moment. I'm hoping they do their jobs to break everything down and mix it up. I want a nice rich soil in that bed.
 

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I've done that w/soda bottles. (I just have to get them from other people since I don't drink soda.)
 

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i hade forgotten that sheep make pellets too. with the combination of things filling your planter it should break down wonderfully.
 
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