Category: Content

  • 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 Sliding Doors

    Traditionally, when choosing a First Tunnels Polytunnel the big decision for gardeners to make is “What size do I want?” But now, there’s another factor to take into account. “Which doors do I want?” It may not sound like...
  • Perfect Polytunnel Construction Forecast

    If you think September is an odd time to construct a polytunnel…with the growing season all but gone…think again. It could just be that this is the best time of all. We’ve still got those lovely light evenings available...
  • Win Polytunnel Vouchers worth £1000

    To celebrate First Tunnels 20th Birthday…………………. Amateur Gardening are offering one lucky winner the chance to win vouchers up to the value of £1000rrp, to spend on a Polytunnel or accessories of their choice! So what are you waiting...
  • Your one-stop Polytunnel Shop

      First Tunnels offer everything gardeners require for a top quality Polytunnel. Shopping – Why can’t it just be simple? Lets face it, trawling through hundreds of Google searches is a chore. And when you think you’ve made your mind...
  • Tunnel Vision – Polytunnel Videos

    First Tunnels have dedicated part of their website to videos all about everything Polytunnels. See how to construct a Polytunnel, clean and maintain your Polythene cover, irrigation ideas and lots, lots more. In fact, there’s more than 30 vidoes full of helpful...
  • Fight Against Blight

    Potato and tomato blight is an airborne virus caused by a fungus-like organism, which spreads rapidly in the foliage and tubers or fruit of potatoes and tomatoes in wet and humid conditions, causing collapse and decay. It is a serious...
  • The Polytunnel in July

    By July things are in full swing in the Polytunnel and it can feel and look a bit like a jungle. The harvest of tomatoes, peas, chillies, cucumbers and peppers should have begun! The Polytunnel should feature some visible flowers to help...
  • Over £100 worth of Polytunnel extras FREE!

    First Tunnels perfect Polytunnels just got even better! Order a Polytunnel during July and you’ll receive a FREE trestle table  – perfect to increasing the growing space inside your polytunnel.  Plus 4 great Polytunnel books from Mark Gatter, Andy...
  • Perfect Polytunnel Pollination

    This is something First Tunnels  always bang on about at this time of year, but don’t underestimate how warm it can get inside your polytunnel… Make sure your provision for ventilation is all in good working order and that you let...
  • Fathers Day Gift Idea

    It can be hard finding the right gift for Father’s Day. With First Tunnels Polytunnel vouchers, Dad can choose his own! Last minute gift idea? No problem – First Tunnels can email a PDF voucher to you (please indicate at checkout...
  • Pinch out your Polytunnel Tomatoes

    When growing tomatoes in a Polytunnel, the ultimate goal is getting the maximum yield of crops, with the best possible flavour, so pruning your plants, removing any unwanted shoots and leaves is an important part of ensuring that majority...
  • First Tunnels are nominated 1st

    First Tunnels are the proud Winners of the Grow Your Own 2011 ‘Best Polytunnel Stockist’ Award – voted for by you, the people who really know which products make a difference when you love to ‘grow your own’. A great...
  • June in a Polytunnel

    This is probably the peak of the Polytunnel year in terms of plant growth and it’s a month when you spend time wandering around, wondering what to pick next! There’s just so much choice. Aside from the peas and...
  • Constructing a Polytunnel

    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...
  • Have a healthy Polytunnel

    There is no getting away from the fact that a polytunnel environment is not natural. And growing anything in an unnatural situation can present a few challenges, but nothing that can’t be overcome with vigilance and precautions. Health of...
  • Polytunnel Irrigation Solutions

    As the weather gets warmer, the temperature inside your Polytunnel will soar, making thirsty work for your crops. If you are looking for a new or replacement Polytunnel, it’s well worth considering an irrigation system, as this will save...
  • Picking Polythene for your Polytunnel

    First Tunnels have a number of polytunnel polythene films available, helping you to achieve the most suitable environment for your needs. Nearly all First Tunnels polytunnel films are 720 gauge (180 micron) have a five year guarantee against defects in the film...
  • April in the Polytunnel

    Lets see – Oh yes, April showers. Well, that’s not going to bother you in the Polytunnel. It’s a wonderful gardening space at any time of year, but particularly when it’s chucking it down outside. April is the month when...
  • 10% off EVERYTHING @ First Tunnels Polytunnels

    Is it an April Fool? Have we lost the plot?…….. Not one. Not two. But three April offers! We must be mad. 10% off everything! VAT frozen at 2010 rates. Plus when you purchase a First Tunnels Polytunnel, we’ll...