Of the first one of the most helpful among gardening implements is the covered frame. This frame is usually made up of a timber box, some eighteen inches to two feet square and approximately eight inches high, covered with glass, protective cloth, mosquito netting or insect wire. The first two coverings have, naturally, the further benefit of preserving heat and safe guarding your backyard garden plants from the cold.
Protecting your plants from freezing is a benefit that will enable you to plant sooner rather than later. You can use either glass or protective cloth extensively in getting an extra early and safe start with cucumbers, melons as well as zucchini and eggplant.
Simpler and easier devices for safeguarding newly-set fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes or cabbage, from the cut-worm, are stiff, tin, cardboard or tar paper collars, which are made several inches high and wide enough to be placed around the base and tall enough to be buried an inch or so in to the ground.