With a First Tunnels Polytunnel, you don’t have to wait until Easter to start gardening. You’ll be sowing and harvesting crops long before winter has lost its grip.
February – It’s torment for gardeners: the evenings are getting lighter and signs of spring are all around us, but it’s still bitterly cold. We’re forced to stay indoors, sifting through seed catalogues and dreaming about the seasons ahead.
The nations desire for year-round growing is leading to huge interest in Polytunnels, the perfect way to extend the growing season by making sunlight work harder and keeping winds and frosts at bay. Even in February, Polytunnel growers are busy sowing and planting, aubergines, broad beans, cabbage, carrots, turnips, tomatoes….the list goes on.
This month – yes, in what many still regard as the depths of winter, it’s possible to harvest beetroot, cauliflower, spring onion and cabbage in Poly tunnels.
You can grow almost anything in a Polytunnel and planning is very important and with the help from Mark Gatter and Andy Mckee’s fabulous Polytunnel book “How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel All Year Round” you can work out the best time to start sowing and growing and help determine when different plants and ready for harvest.
See First Tunnels website for FREE downloadable Growing Guides which will take you through a whole 12 months of activity in your polytunnel. What you should be doing, what to look out for, maintenance and ideas to maximise your crops, PLUS… what to plant, pick and enjoy!
Originally posted 2012-02-01 09:00:51.