Month: July 2017

  • Jobs to do in a Polytunnel in April

    Do you love tomatoes, cucumbers, sweetcorn, and strawberries?  Would you like to be eating your first crop of new potatoes as early as June? Eat salad leaves throughout the winter? Enjoy home-grown spuds on Christmas Day? Garden whatever the...
  • First Tunnels have got it covered

    First Tunnels can help gardeners save cash by refurbishing and extending their Polytunnel. With gardeners increasingly growing their own fruit and veg and raising plants from seeds and cuttings to save money, demand for a polytunnel has never been...
  • Giving your garden a makeover

    The garden can be one of the most difficult areas of the home to maintain and at times can seem neglected by so many people throughout the UK especially in the winter months.  But with the modern era it...
  • To Chit or not to Chit…that is the question!

    Chitting is one of those subjects that keeps allotment forums buzzing from time to time… It’s argued it’s a waste of time, it takes energy out of them and makes no difference to the harvest. But most of the...
  • Do you have the skills, passion and dedication to compete to be the nation’s “Best Kitchen Gardener?”

    Whether you are a hobby grower, professional gardener, have always wanted an allotment or Polytunnel or on the flip side have been gardening for years. A new primetime Gardening Programme for BBC2 are looking for pairs of contestants who have...
  • When the growing gets tough, the tough get Polytunnel Growing!

    It was one heck of a year last year and not everything on the open allotment went entirely to plan. Lack of light and warmth, blight, battling with slugs and snails couple that with the awful weather, 2012 was...
  • Other Applications for Polytunnels

    If you think Polytunnels are just for gardeners, think again. First Tunnels Polytunnels are so strong and so versatile, they can be used for countless different applications. Even better with over 21 years of Polytunnel construction and design experience...
  • You Can Grow in Winter!

    January: the frozen heart of winter. The darkest and least attractive month of the entire gardening year, unless you happen to have a Polytunnel… Benefits of a Polytunnel So, what difference can a Polytunnel make in January? First and...
  • Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy New Year from everyone First Tunnels HQ.

    It’s Christmaaaaaasssss! The Quality Street are out and its the perfect opportunity to raise a glass and say “CHEERS” to everyone who has supported First Tunnels throughout another tremendous 12 months..The FT team would like to wish you all...
  • Learn How to Grow Food in your Polytunnel all Year Round…..

    First Tunnels Polytunnel Gardening books are essential reading for everyone who wants to make the most out of every inch of space, every single day of the year. They also make really great Christmas gifts for polytunnel fans. Originally...
  • Raised Bed Kit

      Now you can make any size raised bed for your garden, greenhouse or polytunnel with these innovative raised bed brackets.  Each kit comes with four brackets and screws for making one tier ideal for all salad crops. They can...
  • Q: Can a Polytunnel be built on a slope?

    A: YES, it can First Tunnels Polytunnels can accomodate a slope providing it isn’t too excessive. If the slope is along its width then the foundations tubes on the lower side can be protruding out of the ground by a...
  • The Importance Of The Honey Bee (Infographic)

    The Importance of the Honey Bee As every gardener knows, the creepy crawlies and buzzing bees in the garden play a role in balancing the local environment. But all too often, we are taught to control and eradicate these...