Year: 2018

  • How to Make the Most of Your Garden Space

    How to Make the Most of Your Garden Space

    It may be compact. You may prefer to think of it as bijou, a garden space that is the perfect size for you to manage without too much effort. The small garden can still pack a weighty punch, however....
  • *Coming Soon* Polytunnel Top of the Crops

    Greetings crop pickers…..Working with long-time polytunnel gardener and co author of How to grow food in your polytunnel & The Polytunnel Handbook Andy Mckee, First Tunnels are producing a series of FREE download-able guides complete with all the do’s and don’ts of...
  • Give Your Polytunnel a Good Tidy

    Do you run out of time at the end of your polytunnel gardening day, promise to return the next day to tidy up, but rarely do? As January is a quiet gardening month, there’s really no excuse for not...
  • The New ‘Polytunnel Book’ available on-line now!

    The huge increase in growing your own has led to a parallel surge of interest in polytunnels, the best tool a serious vegetable grower can acquire. The Joyce and Ben Russell team, with their years of practical experience, show in clear, precise...
  • Santa returns to First Tunnels in January!

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the season of ‘goodwill to all men’ extended into January?  Consider it done! Here’s our own First Tunnels antidote to the flagging wallet and the groaning credit card. Throughout January we’re reducing all the...
  • Does your New Year’s resolution for 2011 include getting fit?

    You only have to mention the word “fitness” to most people and they immediately think of spending hours pumping iron the gym. The good news is…… the gym may be much closer to home than you think! In fact...
  • Can’t find the right gift for the person who has everything?

    We all have those hard-to-buy-for people in our lives. What to do when you suddenly draw a blank trying to come up with a gift idea for that person on your list who “already has everything?” After all, you want...
  • WIN £1000 to spend with First Tunnels

    Closing date EXTENDED – GYO has an amazing £1000 of Polytunnel vouchers up for grabs Are you looking for all year round crops? Gardeners who grow under cover don’t have to worry about rain, wind or snow. Crops and flowers grow faster and...
  • Tunnel Vision – Polytunnel DVD

    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Polytunnels. First Tunnels have a dedicated Youtube channel and DVD all about everything Polytunnels. From how to build, clean and maintain your Polytunnel, to measuring for a new polythene cover, irrigation ideas and lots,...
  • First Tunnels Fantastic Festive Offer

    Yes, thats right 10% off EVERYTHING!  Whether you’re new to polytunnel gardening or an old hand there simply hasn’t been a better time to get ready for the year ahead. www.FirstTunnels.co.uk Originally posted 2010-12-01 10:18:49.
  • Protect your crops as early winter sets a November record!

    The UK has already experienced some of the heaviest widespread early snow for 17 years. The deep freeze has seen a record low where sub-zero temperatures have reached double-figures and it has been reported that the snow is going to stay right through Christmas...
  • Polytunnels – The Movie!

    Lights, camera, action…..First Tunnels Internet channel on YouTube is helping polytunnel growers to live the self sufficiency dream. How easy is a Polytunnel construct? The channel allows you to watch step by step, First Tunnels CSCS approved expert constructors  professionally install...
  • Staging for your Polytunnel or Greenhouse

    Why make it easy for winter’s little hazards to get the better of your plants or crops when you can easily keep them at bay with trestle staging? During the sowing season, a working-height table takes all that back-breaking...
  • Bubblewrap – up your Polytunnel for winter.

    Delicate plants often need help through the winters coldest spells when the sun is at its lowest and here’s a little tip that could make a big difference. Why not line the inside of your polytunnel or greenhouse during...
  • 7 Benefits of a Polytunnel

    7 Benefits of a Polytunnel

    Polytunnels have long been used in commercial food production but now, the average gardener is beginning to reap the benefits of domestic polytunnels. But what are these advantages? 1) Better and faster growth Many more gardeners and homeowners are...
  • Autumn Polytunnel Maintenance

    It’s never too early to plan ahead, so start by removing any dead plant material.  As old crops are stripped out, your polytunnel will suddenly look a lot more spacious giving you the perfect opportunity to make sure the...
  • Paul Peacock’s Polytunnel Poltergeist Pumpkin Pie

    If you have grown your own pumpkins (like we did) they should be ready after approximatley 110 to 140 growing days. This yummy recipe was taken from the City Cottage website for more information or recipe ideas why not e...
  • The FT Polytunnel Harvest Soup

    A hearty soup full of natural home grown goodness and flavour. The ultimate comfort food, simplicity itself to create and tastes lip smacking good! Ingredients 1 x Polytunnel full of yummy veggies Family members to help you peel & chop 2...
  • Autumn Polytunnel Harvest Storage

    Have you managed to harvest surplus crops from your Polytunnel this year and now in the process of wondering how to store, preserve, freeze or dry them so they don’t go to waste? A great idea is to blanch...
  • You can live the good life!

    Beat rising food prices by growing your own crops in a Polytunnel. When was the last time you stood at the supermarket checkout and thought “Gosh, is that all I’ve spent?” The rising cost of food is hitting families...