Month: April 2017

  • Polytunnel – Affixing anti hot spot tape – Part Twelve

    Fast Tube by Casper Originally posted 2009-09-15 21:48:31.
  • Hot work

    Hot work

    Constructed my polytunnel this weekend, wow it was hot. The trenching was harder work than I’d imagined, should have gone for the base rail option. Very pleased with the end result though – instructions from First Tunnels were spot...
  • First Tunnels BBQ

    First Tunnels BBQ

    Wow what a weekend. After weeks and weeks of terrible weather the sun has finally come out and stayed out. And perfectly timed it was too as we had our annual summer BBQ down on the allotment enjoying the...
  • Polytunnel paradise

    Polytunnel paradise

    The perfect place to be this summer. The temperature has been very comfortable, no worries about getting wet or sun burnt (big bonus for someone with fair skin). We decided to cover our pond about a year ago as...
  • Potting On

    Potting On

    The satisfaction of a good weekend spent thinning out and potting on Originally posted 2009-08-14 15:51:56.
  • Tunnel Teaching

    Tunnel Teaching

    Group shot at end of term food festival. The harvest festival is now confirmed – 18th September – I can’t wait 🙂 Originally posted 2009-08-05 15:55:18.
  • November in a Polytunnel

    November in a Polytunnel

    November is here already – what can we expect from the weather this month?  Frosts are no longer a surprise, darkening days, trees shedding their remaining leaves, rain and maybe snow!!…..But it’s not all doom and gloom – don’t...
  • Tunnel teaching

    Tunnel teaching

    Ah summer holidays! This year we have enjoyed bringing on our own plants from seed.  Each child selected a type of flower or vegetable to grow. We started the project back in April and the children have really got...
  • Polytunnel Pest Control

    Polytunnel Pest Control

    Do your veggies look delightfully healthy one day and the next morning look like your granny’s lacey doily? Annoying to say the least….! The offenders are most certainly yucky nocturnal slugs that live and hide in the soil, waking...
  • Top tunnels

    We bought a really good 25×10 polytunnel last year from First Tunnels and recommended them to our new neighbours, who also bought a tunnel on the strength of our experience and the quality of the product. First Tunnels is...
  • Polytunnel Helpful Tips for June

    Polytunnel Helpful Tips for June

    How time flies when you’re having fun…… June already!  Let’s hope summer really is here and we can enjoy those long warm, sunny days! There’s always something to do in the Polytunnel at this busy time of year, whether...
  • Happy World Naked Gardening Day everyone.

    Happy World Naked Gardening Day everyone. Go out there on Saturday 7th May, and get your ‘Adam and Eve’ on. The idea is that we should all venture out and, unfettered by our usual battered jackets, ancient jeans and leather...
  • Companion Planting

    Companion Planting is where you plant different crops close to each other to prevent pests.
    Companion Planting is where you plant different crops close to each other to prevent pests.

    Did you know that it makes a huge difference what plants you grow next to each other? By planting the right crop next to each other you can get benefits such as deterring common pests and diseases. Take a look at our infographic below to find out all of the advantages you can get.

    Discover the very best gardening tips and advice from our horticultural experts on LoveTheGarden.com.

    Originally posted 2016-05-04 21:13:50.

  • May in a Polytunnel……

    May in a Polytunnel……

    It’s time to dust off the tomatoes, pinch out the broad beans and dig up the potatoes… May…….. A glorious month that is rich with “grow your own” promise and also the month when the weather can go from...
  • April in the Polytunnel…

    April in the Polytunnel…

    Sunshine…….showers, showers and sunshine – Whatever the weather, you can carry on gardening regardless if you have a Polytunnel 🙂 #smug “LETS GO FOR IT” month and a very busy time of year in the Polytunnel but don’t panic……...
  • Sweep Snow off your Polytunnel

    Sweep Snow off your Polytunnel

    Although there might not be that much happening inside the polytunnel  – “Don’t forget about it”. Although a light layer of snow can provide good insulation, try to avoid letting it freeze and build up in excess. On small Polytunnels,...
  • Have a healthy and wealthy New Year!

    Have a healthy and wealthy New Year!

    If you have made New Year’s resolutions to eat a healthy diet, exercise more and save money during 2016, a Polytunnel from First Tunnels will help to transform your lifestyle! New year : Out with the old, in with...
  • ‘Umming and ahhing’ about joining the Polytunnel Revolution?

    ‘Umming and ahhing’ about joining the Polytunnel Revolution?

    Apart from being the best tool a vegetable gardener can have…….one of the major advantages of the Polytunnel is cost. For the price of a very small greenhouse, it is possible to purchase a Polytunnel of four or five...
  • Our Office is now Closed for the Christmas Holidays

    Our Office is now Closed for the Christmas Holidays

      Tis the season to be jolly fa, la, la, la, laaaa, la,la,la, laaa…..We will be supporting this merriment and re charging our batteries by closing for a little while. And reeeeeeeeeeeeelax! Although our office will close on Wednesday...
  • Merry Christmas from First Tunnels Polytunnels

    Merry Christmas from First Tunnels Polytunnels

        Hoe, Hoe, Hoe……The First Tunnels Family would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year…. Thank you to everyone who has posted Polytunnel advice, praise, suggestions, photos, recommendations,...