It may seem a bit of a daunting task, but building a Polytunnel is actually quite straight forward. However, it is a big project and can take several days. So why not rope in some friends to help with the promise of free vegetables once your polytunnel is up and running!
Make the process as easy as you can by preparing your site ahead of time. Remove all vegetation and mark out the basic shape of the polytunnel. First Tunnels have spent a lot of time refining their construction guides to make sure the construction process is simple and intuitive. Full installation instructions which can be downloaded from www.Polytunnels.co.uk
Choose a build day– Try to pick a still day on which to start installing your Polytunnel. (easier said than done sometimes) The cover will be less manageable in breezy weather, making your task more difficult. If the cover is blowing around in the wind it is more likely to get damaged. If you work on a warm day, this will help to improve the flexibility of the polythene. Although is is hard to predict the weather, a clear day is always best – tempers may fray trying to install the Polytunnel in rain.
Tunnel Vision– Polytunnel videos – Watch how easy a polytunnel is to construct and see all the great things that you can grow in your Polytunnel. First Tunnels have dedicated part of their website to videos all about everything Polytunnel and how to clean and maintain a Polytunnel, irrigation ideas and lots, lots more. In fact there’s More than 30 videos full of helpful hints, tips and advice from gardening expertsto ensure that you get the most from your Polytunnel. To enjoy Tunnel Vision simply click here
Originally posted 2011-05-27 12:00:33.