Mini Greenhouse Cloche Tunnels
Quick and easy to set up, these robust Mini Greenhouse Cloche Tunnels have thick, rigid plastic walls that provide extreme weather and pest protection for your vegetable crops...More information
Quick and easy to set up, these robust Mini Greenhouse Cloche Tunnels have thick, rigid plastic walls that provide extreme weather and pest protection for your vegetable crops. Plants also enjoy an extra, natural source of water via the clever integral rainwater collection reservoirs on the roof. With a choice of single or double row crop sizes, the single can be anchored to the ground or propped up with additional pegs for ventilation whilst with the double row cloche there is a detachable hatch which is useful for easy tending and harvesting too. Quick and easy to set up, select as many lengths as you need, they just snap together and then buy the ends separately.
Extra Saver Offers
buy 2 Single Row Cloches and a Pair of Ends and Save £7! (GDN-834)
buy double row cloche & pair of ends and Save £3! (GDN-837)
- Single Cloche Tunnels measure 104cm L x 38cm W x 30cm H
- Double Row Cloche Tunnels measure 80cm/32" L x 60cm/24"W x 50cm/20"H
- Sold individually without ends for complete flexibility of use
- Tunnel cloches simply snap together to form a longer tunnel if desired
- Ends sold separately to avoid surplus (in the case of a longer tunnel)
- Ingenious roof design traps rainwater which drips inside to water plants
- Sides easily propped open for ventilation with fixing pegs (not supplied but also available separately)
These cloches are in a different league to anything else on the market. They are spacious, robust, and very well designed. They can also be used single or in runs, which makes them very useful. Just make sure the arrows are lined up when you put them together; it's very simple. The pegs work fine but frankly you can do nearly as well with simple round-wire tent pegs etc. Living in the north of England I have found the cloches very effective in bringing on early crops and protecting seedbeds and young plants from the attentions of birds, butterflies.....and cats! They are well worth the extra cost and they should last for years, but watch out for damage on arrival. Out of 12 items delivered to me (cloches, ends etc), 3 were damaged, probably due to damage in storage or inadequate packaging. They were quickly replaced but it shouldn't be necessary! Having said that, don't waste your money on inferior cloches, polythene mini-tunnels etc. These are far superior.
This is the first season for us to use the cloches . When they arrived one was cracked (poor packaging ) but was replaced promptly . We have re designed our plot so we needed more ends which came promptly again one was cracked but did not matter , but again down to poor packaging. will need to order more pegs soon.
An expensive item but sturdy and should last a few years. Good protection for small plants from weather and deer. Longer tunnels can be made using additional cloches - they just slot easily together. Just make sure you follow the arrows so that they fit together correctly. The pegs are needed to keep the cloches in place in blustery weather and also work effectively holding it in the tilted position for ventilation/hardening off. The end pieces fit well and extend the cloches by almost 6 inches. Furthermore, two end pieces can be slotted together on their own to make a small square cloche for a single plant e.g. tomato, courgette or sunflower.
What The Press Say
'Cloche of the Titans'
Whether it's winter protection for crops and seedlings, or planning ahead for soil-warming prior to sowing seeds come spring, there's a style of cloche to suit your needs.
'Know-how - Protection Racket'
"Mini Greenhouse Cloches are robust and have thick, rigid walls with integral rainwater collection reservoirs, so plants enjoy natural rainwater while still being protected. Fixing pegs securely anchor the tunnels and can be used to raise cloches to a tilted position for added ventilation."