Month: November 2017

  • February already….What’s going on in the Polytunnel

    February already….What’s going on in the Polytunnel

    Goodbye January……..Hello February!! All of a sudden there’s plenty to do in the Polytunnel this month to prepare for the season ahead….…Yes, I know it’s still rather chilly, but in the Polytunnel, many plants start showing signs of life...
  • Get your Polytunnel prepared for Spring!

    Get your Polytunnel prepared for Spring!

    If you’re like me, you can’t wait to get out into the Polytunnel and start planting………Getting the Polytunnel prepared for your flowers, fruits and vegetables are the first important steps in growing your own success! Clean, wash & disinfect Spring...
  • First Tunnels Christmas Opening Times

    ‘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 Tuesday 23rd December,...
  • December in the Polytunnel

    December in the Polytunnel

    It might be frightful outside ……..frost, rain, winds, a risk of snow but you can still garden in comfort in a Polytunnel whatever the weather! The cold, dark days of December mark the end of one year and the...
  • Plan your Polytunnel crop rotation

    Plan your Polytunnel crop rotation

    Different crops have different nutrient requirements and by rotating crops between vegetable plots, this helps to reduce a build-up of crop specific pests and disease problems. Changing crops annually also reduces the chance of specific soil deficiencies developing. There...
  • November in a Polytunnel

    Winter is on its way…… November is a time of change in the Polytunnel. It becomes a little less productive and we start to miss the colour and anticipation associated with peas, runner beans, sweetcorn, strawberries, and beetroot amongst...
  • March in the Polytunnel

    March often feels as if it’s still winter, especially with it’s famous ‘March winds’ which can quickly make you wish you were back inside where it’s warm. But in a First Tunnels Polytunnel, the wind isn’t a problem and you...
  • September in a Polytunnel

    September in a Polytunnel

    September is generally a chiller, breezier month than August and the days are noticeably getting shorter.  In fact, September definitely has an autumnal feel about it! Many of the plants and vegetables in your Polytunnel will look past their...
  • March Polytunnel Gardening Planner

    Spring into Action Spring has almost sprung and now is the time to prepare your Polytunnel for this summer’s frivolities…..The summer months may seem like a distant golden dream, but work needs to start now if you’re going to get...
  • How To Clean A Polytunnel

    How To Clean A Polytunnel

    Spring comes early inside a polytunnel and February is a great time to get a jump start on the spring cleaning. If you have been making full use of your polytunnel then you may well have had all sorts...
  • A Polytunnel in February

    JOBS TO DO It may still be mid-winter in the great outdoors, but – thanks to the micro-climate inside your Polytunnel – it’s already time to start sowing summer crops! A few other things will also need attending to…....
  • August in Polytunnels

    The Summer holidays are here and the barbecues are lit……I can’t believe we have reached August already, where on earth has time gone? They do say time flies when you’re having fun though!! We’ve had some incredibly high temperatures this...
  • 5 Ways to Use Polytunnels to Boost Children’s Learning About the Environment

    5 Ways to Use Polytunnels to Boost Children’s Learning About the Environment

    Learning about how our food is grown and the effort that goes into putting food on our tables is a vital part of a child’s development! By using a polytunnel you can easily introduce children to the wonders of...
  • July in a Polytunnel – Summer Polydays!

    Now is the time to reap of lot of what you’ve sown! Oh Yessssssss………!! July is often one of the hottest months of the year and if you’ve got your act together…….the Polytunnel should be bursting to the brim...
  • Does your neighbourhood have community spirit?

    Silver River productions is looking to make the ultimate back garden for a group of neighbours who would be willing to transform their own back gardens into an amazing communal space and be filmed in the process. Wouldn’t it be...
  • June is a wonderful time in the Polytunnel….

    June is one of my favourite months in the Polytunnel. The mad rush to get everything planted has passed and if all your plants are growing tickety boo, you should be able to enjoy nurturing your crops, observing how...
  • Summer starts in May if you have a Polytunnel.

    With bulbs fading, swallows arriving and borders growing in leaps and bounds, it is now apparent that summer is fast approaching…May is a glorious month, greener than any other! There’s no time like the present to grow your own...
  • Don’t move plants into the Polytunnel until you’re sure they are healthy

    A Quarantine area…. Introducing new plants into your garden, Polytunnel or greenhouse always carries a risk of introducing pests and diseases. Garden centres have a professional interest in making sure plants are healthy and will do their best to...
  • April showers won’t bother you in a Polytunnel

    A Polytunnel is a magnificent gardening space at any time of year, but particularly when it’s throwing it down outside. With 60+ hour weeks at work (including Saturday AND Sunday)…it’s been rather challenging getting to our Poly tunnel over...
  • Enter The Big Allotment Challenge……

    Are you the complete kitchen gardener? Is your garden, allotment or window box your pride and joy? Do you grow your own fruit, veg and flowers and do you know what to do with them? Show off your veg...