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.
Keeping Your Crops Warm
Why not line the inside of your polytunnel or greenhouse during the winter months with Bubble wrap to help cut down on drafts, but still let some light through. Bubble wrap is essentially a plastic sheet, which has air bubbles and when fitted inside your polytunnel helps to reduce heat loss and also helps to improve insulation. Bubble wrap inside your polytunnel can provide an ideal way of giving a cost-effective solution to your insulation needs. As quoted by Bob Flowerdew “The ‘double glazing’ and also lagging the inner tunnel with bubble plastic in winter gives remarkable insulation”
Another great idea is the mini polytunnel – Be prepared for the colder months ahead. If you have frost-sensitive plants inside your already existing Polytunnel, why not use a mini Polytunnel a bit like “double glazing”. A polytunnel inside a polytunnel with a few tea lights scattered around to keep the temperature just right for your tender crops. Neat idea!
Originally posted 2010-10-31 10:22:07.
Sean Barker is the MD of First Tunnels, and is enthusiastic about providing quality gardening supplies to gardeners across the UK