How to make a cloche for seeds

Do it:

Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Takes just:

15 minutes

Make your own cloches to use as handy home-made devices to keep your seeds. Made using hanging baskets and secondary glazing film, they resemble traditional Victorian bell cloches but cost a fraction of the price. The film will be strong enough to last a few months and is easily replaced if it does break.

You will need

  • Wire hanging basket
  • 1 pack of Filmglaze
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Hairdryer


Cover the hanging basket with a piece of the glazing film, attaching it to the rim with double-sided tape. Leave about 5cm excess at the edges.

Use a hairdryer to blow the film until all the wrinkles disappear and it goes tight. Snip off the surplus film with a pair of scissors.


Use garden wire and pegs to anchor your cloche to the soil.

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