Step 6: Seal the Bottom of the Hot-House Cage and Water

The last step is to seal any gaps at the bottom of the cage with mulch, compost or earth. You want to bottom of the cage sealed in so the cold air you are trying to keep out doesn't creep in.

And finally with most garden work... water your plant in well. No picture needed.
<p>it is far easier to use a large clear leaf bag - just drop it over the cage and roll it up when its too hot</p>
What do you do afterwards with all that plastic wrap? Seems like alot of waste if you are doing many, many plants. I love the idea of getting plants out early (we live in zone 5) but to think how much waste this would generate year after year...
Hiya. You store the plastic wrapped cages in your garage. Keep them out of the sun and the plastic stays intact. Just re-use rather than rebuild.
What is yo zone, TheRustedGarden?
Im zone 7 maryland. Just took off the hot-house cage.
I used a similar set-up in Everett, WA (north of Seattle). I also lined the edges of my cold frames with jugs of water. It works really well. <br> <br>Here in north Texas there are an entirely different set of gardening challenges.
They are effective and it is fun to race neighbors for first red tomato. Im working on a jug lined plastic wrap row for beans and cucumbers. Still testing the idea.

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