PROTECT your plants all year round with these affordable and reliable garden bells.
Whether you want to protect your plants from pests or build an incredible terrarium, Dollar Tree’s plastic cloche domes will get the job done.
Reddit user @ExternalStress posted the product on the indoor plants subreddit and said, “Dollar Tree has these cool domes that can be used for mini terrariums.”
They loaded the dome with some soil and a cutting of their favorite plant to display.
In outdoor gardens, cloches are used to cover plants while providing protection from things like inclement weather and pests.
They can also be used to create a warmer climate that encourages germinating seeds and young plants in colder weather.
One user responded to the post saying he had used plastic cups as cloches and that would work much better.
On Dollar Tree’s website, users who purchased the product said it was perfect for plant propagation.
Many others who bought the bells used them for crafts and to display photos and other items.
As summer approaches, many people work to get their gardens looking right and figure out how to conserve it all in the sweltering heat that is coming soon.
According to Fiona Jenkins, a gardening expert at MyJobQuote, there are six things to keep in mind when trying to protect your lawn and turf in hot weather — and a lot of them come down to watering at the right time.
As temperatures rise, plants tend to become more delicate and even something as simple as watering requires a little more effort.
Most of us would assume that in dry weather the more water the better the trail would be.
Don’t rush to grab your garden hose just yet, though—too much water can actually harm your plants.
”Overwatering will cause your plants to experience stress, which your plant will already suffer from due to the hot temperatures.
“Instead, give the plants the normal amount of water you would give them and try not to ‘overcompensate’ and water them more than necessary.”
Also, the expert adds, it’s best to avoid watering during the day, especially around midday when the sun is at its hottest.
Water your plants as early as possible in the morning or evening.
Rainwater is more beneficial than regular tap water and contains all the necessary minerals your plants need to grow and thrive.
Not only our sensitive skin can burn when sunbathing, plants often suffer from it too.
“Reducing the amount of bright, direct sunlight and heat plants receive results in cooler soil that retains moisture,” explained Fiona.
Luckily, while plants may not like being covered in a thick layer of SPF sunscreen, there are several ways to create shade in the garden.
For example, you can use a bed sheet to cover plants or use a parasol for sun protection.
“Once your plants are potted and easy to move, consider moving them to a naturally more shaded part of your garden.”
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