Whenever a frost is forecast, we’ve got you covered with our easy how-to.

Baby, it’s cold outside—protect your garden from frost
Thomas J. Story / Sunset Publishing

Thomas J. Story / Sunset Publishing

Whenever a frost is forecast, we’ve got you covered (get it?).

Place a glass cloche over freshly planted seedlings or tender plants to create a portable mini greenhouse. Cloches (“bells” in French ) add a touch of fancy whimsy to a winter garden—much prettier than a floating row cover or plastic milk jugs. Remove cloches on sunny days to prevent overheating. Glass cloches: 7 1/2 in. $20, 11 in. $25; worldmarket.com.

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