Month: April 2017

  • So, you’ve decided it’s time to get a Polytunnel………

    The day your First Polytunnel arrives will be an exciting one! Although it suggests in the book “How to grow food in your Polytunnel all year round” early Spring is the best time to construct a Polytunnel, a fine, still,...
  • How to repair a Polytunnels polythene cover.

    After our local school called to say they had suffered some  damage to their polytunnel cover, we thought it would be good idea to get the polythene patched up before they broke up for the half term holidays, making...
  • British Summer Time ends Sunday 28th October..

    There are only a few days to go before the clocks change and we lose a precious hour of afternoon daylight…for a whole five months! So why not make the most of the days to come to get some serious...
  • Protect Frost Sensitive Plants inside your Polytunnel

    These 2 piece heavy duty cloche hoops are perfect for raised beds, free standing in your open garden or better still, why not protect your tender crops inside your already existing polytunnel in the colder months ahead. Just a...
  • What happens if I tear the Polythene?

    Don’t worry, First Tunnels have a solution. Polythene repair tape is a flexible long lasting translucent tape designed to effectively repair accidental damage or tears in Polythene covers on Polytunnels. Repair tape is available in three widths to suit most applications and...
  • Summer 2013 with be guaranteed in a Polytunnel!

    Summer, how do you know when it begins and when it ends these days? Now we all know that we have to put up with whatever good old Mother Nature throws our way, and most of us gardeners are...
  • The economy has taken a serious hit from this summer’s freak wet weather

    Unless you are fortunate enough to own a Polytunnel, there’s no disputing it has been a very disappointing summer. Even the sunniest dispositions have been tested by the lower than typical temperatures, record rainfall and low sunshine levels which...
  • Run for cover……..

    Edible August! Yes – this month, is all about cutting, cooking and scoffing the home grown goodies you’ve been growing this season… Runner beans, Marathon Calabarese, Oarsman Leek, Javelin and Archer Parsnips or Sun-GOLD tomatoes (sorry about the flimsy link...
  • Heavy Duty Cloche Hoops

    Perfect for creating a double glazed effect inside your Polytunnel. Doubling up the insulation throughout the colder months will keep tender plants protected.  They’re also great for making Victorian raised beds or free standing in the open garden or allotment….....
  • Hand Pollinating Pumpkins in a Polytunnel

    Birds do it….. Bees do it….. And, nowadays we do it and after losing our first Polytunnel pumpkin, we’re not leaving anything to chance! Assuming all has gone well, sometime in July/August, your plant will begin to form flowers....
  • Polytunnel V Allotment

    After a very short lived heat-wave (what seems like ages ago) it has now persistently tipped it down ever since. Out on the allotment the “green” strawberries are drowning in a muddy quagmire, the peas and beans have stopped...
  • The beginners Guide to Polytunnels

    It may not be your average garden tool but once you find your own little Eden inside a Polytunnel, guarantee….you’ll be hooked! Providing an area for growing undercover is possibly the single most significant change you can make on...
  • Plants will grow really quickly in June

    ….And it’s very important not to let them get too crowded. Moulds and pests will lurk in unseen corners and before you know it you’ve lost a load of plants and/or have a major problem on your hands. Ventilate the...
  • Party In a Polytunnel

    Party In a Polytunnel

    Rain doesn’t need to stop play when you have a Polytunnel…… Originally posted 2012-05-31 11:58:48.
  • Welcome to First Tunnels

    Hotter summers.  Colder winters. It’s hard to know what to expect as our climate continually changes.  But with a First Tunnels Polytunnel, you can make the growing season last right through the year…..come rain or shine, heat wave or...
  • Why get a Polytunnel?

    Having a First Tunnels Polytunnel brings a new dimension to your gardening. For a relatively modest cost, you can transform the climate of a sizable chunk of land and effectively shift your garden south several hundred miles.  Suddenly winters...
  • 10 Tips for Gardening in a drought

    If you’ve been hit by the hosepipe ban, don’t worry – there are always ways to make things a little bit easier on your garden – and you! All is not lost, there are exemptions in place, one of...
  • Polytunnels are FANTASTIC!!

    FOR……….growing your favourite produce, even when the “outdoor” season has long finished and the unique properties of a Polytunnel make it a surprisingly cheap way to make large areas of land highly productive. Your Polytunnel is a time machine,...
  • 10% off EVERYTHING @ First Tunnels Polytunnels

    It’s back! The 10% discount is here again….  If you’re looking to start polytunnel gardening now is an ideal time to get your polytunnel constructed ready for the year ahead. And for those of you who are already enjoying...
  • Polythene covers made to last…

      First Tunnels Polythene covers are made to last. That’s why we guarantee them for a full 5 years. But, if your Polytunnel polythene cover has past its prime, you have inherited a polytunnel frame or maybe bought a...