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, a soft long handled sweeping brush can be used to clear off as much fallen snow as possible. Tapping the inside of the polythene covers with the palm/back of your hand will help dislodge any lingering snow.
With larger Poly tunnels, again, use a long handled sweeping brush to remove snow within reach. Then a rope simply thrown over the tunnel should help displace any remaining snow. With a person at each end of the rope, walk along the length of the Polytunnel using the rope to carefully dislodge any further snow. You could also increase the temperature inside the Polytunnel with a heater, as this will allow the snow to slide off.
It will help keep unnecessary weight down……and let more light in… It’s worth your time and effort!
Originally posted 2016-01-18 10:00:54.