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  • April: Tips For Watering Polytunnel Plants

    April: Tips For Watering Polytunnel Plants

    April can be a strange month weather wise. One minute the sun is blazing, the next you might be enjoying some good old April showers. In a polytunnel, of course, a gardener can escape the weather when it is...
  • Fungal Strawberries…..

    Q: The strawberries in my Polytunnel have developed a grey, sooty fuzz on them? What’s happened and is there anything I can do to stop it from spreading? A: The advantage of growing strawberries in a Polytunnel is earlier...
  • Jobs to do in a Polytunnel in July

    With Summer in full swing, your crops will be joining in the party and the Polytunnel will be bursting with life. Undercover temperatures will be high, as will the demand for water. And to add to the fun, this...
  • What to do in June with Strawberry Plants

    Whether grown outside on the allotment, in your back garden, in hanging baskets, planters or in the comfort of a Polytunnel, there’s no substitute for the taste of soft, sweet homegrown strawberries, eaten as soon as they are picked...
  • How To Collect Healthy Water For Your Polytunnel Veg Garden

    One of the joys of gardening are watching your garden grow and your various plants blossoming into juicy, healthy and natural food. Having a polytunnel vegetable garden is a wonderful experience because you can grow healthy veg all year...
  • June in a Polytunnel

    For people passionate about Polytunnel gardening, can there be a better month than June? The cold nights are gone and long, hot days mean evenings offer loads of time to get busy. And the sun – high in the sky hour...
  • Polytunnel… Poly tunnel…Polytunnels…Poly Tunnels!

    Grow more…for less Growing your own can mean big, big savings on the cost of buying your favourite fruit and veg from the supermarket or the greengrocer. Even better, the microclimate in your polytunnel means even bigger, healthier crops…and...
  • Polytunnel Plastic Fantastic!

    Weatherproofing your garden is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative as bizarre weather plays serious havoc for gardeners……. Whether you are considering your First Polytunnel or renovating a second hand Poly tunnel you’ll find all there is to know at First Tunnels....
  • “Unique” Dornier 17 Bomber to be restored in a First Tunnels Polytunnel

    With 22 years of experience under our belts, and the internationally recognised ISO9001 accreditation giving you the added reassurance of buying from a company that meets the most exacting quality standards, we can custom-build to give you a seriously...
  • May in a Polytunnel

    With your Polytunnel eagerly “advancing” the season, things are really hotting up undercover….even though it’s only May! While you’re busy staying weeks ahead of the outdoor world, don’t forget that “indoors” it’s important to keep a really close eye...
  • Give Nature a Helping Hand

    It’s not that long ago that the only place you would have seen a Polytunnel was on a commercial nursery, but as more of these Polythene domed structures appear across the country, it’s becoming obvious that smaller domestic Polytunnels...
  • The Polytunnel Buyers Guide

    The easy bit……You’ve decided to buy a Polytunnel! Ok, all Polytunnels are constructed in much the same way, using a semi-circular metal frame covered in Polythene. You’ve plumped on the size that best suits your needs and budget, but you’re...
  • Do I Need A Polytunnel?

    Do you love juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, succulent sweetcorn, and scrumptious strawberries?  Would you like to be baking, roasting, chipping or mashing your first crop of potatoes as early as June? Fancy eating salad leaves throughout the winter months?...
  • Jobs to do in a Polytunnel in April

    Do you love tomatoes, cucumbers, sweetcorn, and strawberries?  Would you like to be eating your first crop of new potatoes as early as June? Eat salad leaves throughout the winter? Enjoy home-grown spuds on Christmas Day? Garden whatever the...
  • First Tunnels have got it covered

    First Tunnels can help gardeners save cash by refurbishing and extending their Polytunnel. With gardeners increasingly growing their own fruit and veg and raising plants from seeds and cuttings to save money, demand for a polytunnel has never been...
  • Giving your garden a makeover

    The garden can be one of the most difficult areas of the home to maintain and at times can seem neglected by so many people throughout the UK especially in the winter months.  But with the modern era it...
  • To Chit or not to Chit…that is the question!

    Chitting is one of those subjects that keeps allotment forums buzzing from time to time… It’s argued it’s a waste of time, it takes energy out of them and makes no difference to the harvest. But most of the...
  • Do you have the skills, passion and dedication to compete to be the nation’s “Best Kitchen Gardener?”

    Whether you are a hobby grower, professional gardener, have always wanted an allotment or Polytunnel or on the flip side have been gardening for years. A new primetime Gardening Programme for BBC2 are looking for pairs of contestants who have...
  • When the growing gets tough, the tough get Polytunnel Growing!

    It was one heck of a year last year and not everything on the open allotment went entirely to plan. Lack of light and warmth, blight, battling with slugs and snails couple that with the awful weather, 2012 was...
  • Other Applications for Polytunnels

    If you think Polytunnels are just for gardeners, think again. First Tunnels Polytunnels are so strong and so versatile, they can be used for countless different applications. Even better with over 21 years of Polytunnel construction and design experience...