Cloche farming

Parisian Market Gardeners (maraƮchers) Of the mid-nineteenth Century Snailed it Up!

Parisian Market Gardeners of the mid-19th century would use cloche jars as tiny green houses. They were meticulously hand vented, one by one, to regulate temperature and allow air flow. In the evenings, they would roll out straw mats over them and if needed, they’d shovel hot horse manure compost on top of the mats […]

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