The best-laid plans can go astray and gardening is no exception.
So wouldn’t it be nice if you could phone Alan Titchmarsh for help when flowers on your tomato plant struggle to set, or email Bob Flowerdew suggestion of vegetable crops to sow now? But let’s be serious. We can’t just phone-up celebrity gardeners, so where can Polytunnel growers get hold of great, free advice?
Free Gardening Advice
First Tunnels has assembled a team of experts to lead the Polytunnel gardening to crop success. The team has a lifetime’s experience under their belts – and these Growing guides are available to download from the web for FREE!
This comprehensive guide to what to do in your Polytunnel over 12 months has been crafted by Mark Gatter author of “The Polytunnel Handbook” & How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel all Year Round”. Mark grows organically at his home in Wales. A click on his Growing Guide will reveal what you should be doing in your Polytunnel, what to look out for, a guide to maintenance and tips to maximise crop yields. Plus, what to plant, pick and enjoy! Twelve guides are available, one for each month.
Are you a visual learner? Do you learn best from seeing something visually rather than reading about it? If so, then this section of our website is perfect for you. Here you will find over thirty different videos made by gardening experts. This videos are full of helpful hints, tips and advice which will help you in your polytunnel – from construction right through to maintaining your polytunnel throughout the seasons. Learn how to choose and build your polytunnel, how to clean it, irrigation ideas and much, much more…
Top Of The Crops
Is a definitive guide to crop success in a Polytunnel. It has been compiled by Andy McKee, co-author of “The Polytunnel Handbook & “How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel all Year Round”. Andy began gardening aged just five and now lives with his wife and family in rural Dorset where they are entirely self-sufficient in organic veg using their Polytunnel and a modest outdoor crop. Using Top of The Crops is easy. Simply choose from 12 popular Polytunnel crops: tomatoes, lettuce, onions, carrots, peppers, peas, cucumber, potatoes, broad beans, sweetcorn, beetroot and strawberries. You’ll find tips on everything from sowing to growing and harvesting.
Sean Barker is the MD of First Tunnels, and is enthusiastic about providing quality gardening supplies to gardeners across the UK