Have you heard of the Cloche? These handy gardeners’ mini greenhouses are a glass or repurposed plastic cover used to protect small outdoor plants from frost. The word cloche is French for bell, and this little garden wonder promotes a healthy fast growing environment for seedlings. The Cloche should be lifted off the seedling during the day and placed over top again for tjose cool spring evenings. The Cloche has evolved into many shapes and styles from their mediaeval predecessors.