Tie a sturdy slip knot in both ends of the rope.
Hook the bungee into the loop of one of the knots.
One 10′x24′ foot roll of 4 mil poly cut in half to make two 10′x12′ pieces is just the right size to cover two of our 4′x8′ beds fitted with low PVC hoops. It’s easiest to measure and cut the poly inside or in a non-windy, level spot.
Cover the PVC hoops with the plastic, making the whole thing even all around.
Pull the excess plastic to the short ends of the bed, making the long ends as smooth and flush to the bed as possible. Pull the rope around the bed and secure with the bungee. It is important that the rope be pulled tight so that it will hold the sides of the cloche down against any spring winds.
The finished product. All our little beds, cloched up and ready to laugh off the rains.
It’s a good thing we got these done when we did; five minutes after completion of this project a hail storm started, followed by yet more buckets of water.
Now that we are having some clear and sunny days the cloches are actually starting to get a little heat built up. I have the ends of each of them vented a bit for airflow and to prevent overheating.
How do you use low tunnels, cold frames or cloches?