Instead of buying cloches, make your own using jugs. Cut the bottoms of the jugs to go over the top of plants, and remove lids to allow air flow.
Maybe you have items around your home that you're not using, for example wicker baskets.
It would be interesting to use old clothes baskets as well.
|Mother Earth News|
If the plant is large and well established, you could even use a trash bag to cover at night.
|from It's About Time|
Store bought cloches can cost up to $40 at stores like Lowes. In the photo below, this gardener is very resourceful as they have saved or collected items that would have otherwise been thrown in a landfill, and they are using free materials.
Most gardeners prefer bottle shaped cloches because they're elongated, perfect for young plants. You could also save your plastic container boxes when you buy strawberries, blueberries, spinach, greens, and dates from the store.
|Renaissance Little Green Book|
|INCH BY INCH, ROW BY ROW|
|by Vertical gardener|