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  • Maximise the Potential of Your Commercial Polytunnel

    Maximise the Potential of Your Commercial Polytunnel

    Growing crops for commercial purposes poses a number of problems that domestic growers don’t have to face. To get the most reliable crop every year, many commercial growers are turning to polytunnels to optimise their crop. Thankfully, if you...
  • Recipe for Lettuce soup

    Recipe for Lettuce soup

    Love food…hate waste! Lettuce Soup is nicer than it sounds. It’s incredibly simple yet amazingly tasty, helps restore your B-complex vitamin levels and great for gardeners whose crops threaten to overwhelm them……We highly encourage you to give it a...
  • Home Farmer Magazine

    Home Farmer Magazine

    The perfect magazine for Home Growers and Producers…… Home Farmer is a joyous, information-packed magazine that celebrates the home-grown and home-made lifestyle, covering everything you need to know to grow your own vegetables, together with plenty of tasty recipes...
  • July already and we’re busy celebrating summer in the Polytunnel.

    July already and we’re busy celebrating summer in the Polytunnel.

    The Polytunnel will be in full swing and crops will need harvesting regularly to sustain production of fresh young produce. Leaving veggies to get to their maximum size is counterproductive. Although they may look impressive, —-Oooh what a whopper!!...
  • Jobs to do in a Polytunnel in March

    Jobs to do in a Polytunnel in March

    Never mind what the weatherman says……..spring comes early in a Polytunnel. So roll up your sleeves, start making the most of the extended growing season, and show Mother Nature a trick or too… Towards the end of the month,...
  • Suspended Staging for Polytunnels

    Suspended Staging for Polytunnels

    Multiply the amount of usable growing/storage space efficiently in your Polytunnel by creating a multitude of configurations and tailor “suspended staging supports” to your exact requirements. Using our unique replacement tube design and extensive range of tube clamps, First Tunnels...
  • What Should and Shouldn’t Be Grown in a Polytunnel?

    What Should and Shouldn’t Be Grown in a Polytunnel?

    Polytunnels are a fantastic way to utilise the space in your garden to grow your own fresh fruits and vegetables quickly and safely. But there are some definite does and don’ts when it comes to making the most of...
  • February already….What’s going on in the Polytunnel

    February already….What’s going on in the Polytunnel

    Goodbye January……..Hello February!! All of a sudden there’s plenty to do in the Polytunnel this month to prepare for the season ahead….…Yes, I know it’s still rather chilly, but in the Polytunnel, many plants start showing signs of life...
  • Get your Polytunnel prepared for Spring!

    Get your Polytunnel prepared for Spring!

    If you’re like me, you can’t wait to get out into the Polytunnel and start planting………Getting the Polytunnel prepared for your flowers, fruits and vegetables are the first important steps in growing your own success! Clean, wash & disinfect Spring...
  • First Tunnels Christmas Opening Times

    ‘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 Tuesday 23rd December,...
  • December in the Polytunnel

    December in the Polytunnel

    It might be frightful outside ……..frost, rain, winds, a risk of snow but you can still garden in comfort in a Polytunnel whatever the weather! The cold, dark days of December mark the end of one year and the...
  • Plan your Polytunnel crop rotation

    Plan your Polytunnel crop rotation

    Different crops have different nutrient requirements and by rotating crops between vegetable plots, this helps to reduce a build-up of crop specific pests and disease problems. Changing crops annually also reduces the chance of specific soil deficiencies developing. There...
  • November in a Polytunnel

    Winter is on its way…… November is a time of change in the Polytunnel. It becomes a little less productive and we start to miss the colour and anticipation associated with peas, runner beans, sweetcorn, strawberries, and beetroot amongst...
  • March in the Polytunnel

    March often feels as if it’s still winter, especially with it’s famous ‘March winds’ which can quickly make you wish you were back inside where it’s warm. But in a First Tunnels Polytunnel, the wind isn’t a problem and you...
  • September in a Polytunnel

    September in a Polytunnel

    September is generally a chiller, breezier month than August and the days are noticeably getting shorter.  In fact, September definitely has an autumnal feel about it! Many of the plants and vegetables in your Polytunnel will look past their...
  • March Polytunnel Gardening Planner

    Spring into Action Spring has almost sprung and now is the time to prepare your Polytunnel for this summer’s frivolities…..The summer months may seem like a distant golden dream, but work needs to start now if you’re going to get...
  • How To Clean A Polytunnel

    How To Clean A Polytunnel

    Spring comes early inside a polytunnel and February is a great time to get a jump start on the spring cleaning. If you have been making full use of your polytunnel then you may well have had all sorts...
  • A Polytunnel in February

    JOBS TO DO It may still be mid-winter in the great outdoors, but – thanks to the micro-climate inside your Polytunnel – it’s already time to start sowing summer crops! A few other things will also need attending to…....
  • August in Polytunnels

    The Summer holidays are here and the barbecues are lit……I can’t believe we have reached August already, where on earth has time gone? They do say time flies when you’re having fun though!! We’ve had some incredibly high temperatures this...
  • 5 Ways to Use Polytunnels to Boost Children’s Learning About the Environment

    5 Ways to Use Polytunnels to Boost Children’s Learning About the Environment

    Learning about how our food is grown and the effort that goes into putting food on our tables is a vital part of a child’s development! By using a polytunnel you can easily introduce children to the wonders of...