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  • The Importance Of The Honey Bee (Infographic)

    The Importance of the Honey Bee As every gardener knows, the creepy crawlies and buzzing bees in the garden play a role in balancing the local environment. But all too often, we are taught to control and eradicate these...
  • Polytunnel – Affixing anti hot spot tape – Part Twelve

    Fast Tube by Casper Originally posted 2009-09-15 21:48:31.
  • November in a Polytunnel

    November in a Polytunnel

    November is here already – what can we expect from the weather this month?  Frosts are no longer a surprise, darkening days, trees shedding their remaining leaves, rain and maybe snow!!…..But it’s not all doom and gloom – don’t...
  • Polytunnel Pest Control

    Polytunnel Pest Control

    Do your veggies look delightfully healthy one day and the next morning look like your granny’s lacey doily? Annoying to say the least….! The offenders are most certainly yucky nocturnal slugs that live and hide in the soil, waking...
  • Top tunnels

    We bought a really good 25×10 polytunnel last year from First Tunnels and recommended them to our new neighbours, who also bought a tunnel on the strength of our experience and the quality of the product. First Tunnels is...
  • Polytunnel Helpful Tips for June

    Polytunnel Helpful Tips for June

    How time flies when you’re having fun…… June already!  Let’s hope summer really is here and we can enjoy those long warm, sunny days! There’s always something to do in the Polytunnel at this busy time of year, whether...
  • Happy World Naked Gardening Day everyone.

    Happy World Naked Gardening Day everyone. Go out there on Saturday 7th May, and get your ‘Adam and Eve’ on. The idea is that we should all venture out and, unfettered by our usual battered jackets, ancient jeans and leather...
  • May in a Polytunnel……

    May in a Polytunnel……

    It’s time to dust off the tomatoes, pinch out the broad beans and dig up the potatoes… May…….. A glorious month that is rich with “grow your own” promise and also the month when the weather can go from...
  • April in the Polytunnel…

    April in the Polytunnel…

    Sunshine…….showers, showers and sunshine – Whatever the weather, you can carry on gardening regardless if you have a Polytunnel 🙂 #smug “LETS GO FOR IT” month and a very busy time of year in the Polytunnel but don’t panic……...
  • Sweep Snow off your Polytunnel

    Sweep Snow off your Polytunnel

    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,...
  • Have a healthy and wealthy New Year!

    Have a healthy and wealthy New Year!

    If you have made New Year’s resolutions to eat a healthy diet, exercise more and save money during 2016, a Polytunnel from First Tunnels will help to transform your lifestyle! New year : Out with the old, in with...
  • ‘Umming and ahhing’ about joining the Polytunnel Revolution?

    ‘Umming and ahhing’ about joining the Polytunnel Revolution?

    Apart from being the best tool a vegetable gardener can have…….one of the major advantages of the Polytunnel is cost. For the price of a very small greenhouse, it is possible to purchase a Polytunnel of four or five...
  • Our Office is now Closed for the Christmas Holidays

    Our Office is now Closed for the Christmas Holidays

      Tis the season to be jolly fa, la, la, la, laaaa, la,la,la, laaa…..We will be supporting this merriment and re charging our batteries by closing for a little while. And reeeeeeeeeeeeelax! Although our office will close on Wednesday...
  • Merry Christmas from First Tunnels Polytunnels

    Merry Christmas from First Tunnels Polytunnels

        Hoe, Hoe, Hoe……The First Tunnels Family would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year…. Thank you to everyone who has posted Polytunnel advice, praise, suggestions, photos, recommendations,...
  • Make do and mend…… Want to save money? First Tunnels Polytunnels have got it covered!

    Make do and mend…… Want to save money? First Tunnels Polytunnels have got it covered!

    In today’s challenging economy, nearly every shopper is looking to save a few pounds wherever they can and many people now grow their own food to help make ends meet. Thrifty Gardening, Growing your own, recycling and making do...
  • What could a Polytunnel do for you?

    What could a Polytunnel do for you?

    If you don’t already possess a Polytunnel, I’d like to try to persuade you to get one – I promise a First Tunnels Polytunnel will revolutionise your Kitchen gardening….. A Polytunnel is hardly your average hand-held gardening tool…but if...
  • Polytunnels are not just for vegetables

    Polytunnels are not just for vegetables

    There are many different types of housing that can be used to provide protection for sheep, their feed, bedding and equipment.  Traditional barns, metal buildings (and similar structures) and a lower-cost to traditional housing is the modest Polytunnel.  For...
  • Natural healing: Anti-inflammatory cabbage compress

    Natural healing: Anti-inflammatory cabbage compress

    Cabbage isn’t just for coleslaw, stir fry and sauerkraut…Did you know, the leaf of the cabbage has powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that provide a remarkably effective treatment for relieving swelling, bruising, simple strains and the pain associated with a wonky...
  • Don’t Turnip your nose…….

    Don’t Turnip your nose…….

    Not the most popular vegetable today, maybe it’s just a matter of fashion, but I’m sure that if you just give turnips another chance, you’ll find out just how tasty and useful they really are… I suggest that carving Halloween...
  • Pumpkins.. The epitome of Halloween!

    Pumpkins.. The epitome of Halloween!

    Without a doubt, the most recognisable symbol of Halloween is a pumpkin carved into a jack-o-lantern. Although they look spooky-tastic on a doorstep and taste great in pies, soups and bread …… that’s not their only claim to fame....