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 times the size and therefore cultivate many more delicious crops and experiment growing things you wouldn’t even consider.
Benefits of the Polytunnel
February, and plants are waking up from their winter slumber. One of the joys of gardening in a Polytunnel at this time of year is seeing plants stir after the long winter. Yes, I know it’s still cold, but in the Poly tunnel, many plants start showing signs of life as early as January and that’s always an encouraging sight. Flower bulbs are starting to develop with the promise of a colourful display in early spring and generally many plants in the Polytunnel are responding to slightly longer days.
Grow Your Own
The ‘Grow Your Own’ #GYO industry has expanded massively in the last 15 or so years and it is common to find families, children, grandparents, schools and people from every walk of life trying to grow their own vegetables. The advantages of gardening in all weathers without wallowing in mud and battling with the pests is becoming more and more attractive.
If you intend to be self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables you should really consider purchasing a Polytunnel as leaving your crops to the vagaries of the weather is always a risk. Imagine your warm covered plot providing wonderful protection for crops, extending the growing season enormously, increasing the number of different varieties of crops that you can grow. A Polytunnel will protect your vegetables from pests and disease and a Polytunnel will provide a better environment for growing vegetable along with welcomed shelter when the rain is pouring down – Garden whatever the weather 52 weeks a year!
You Can Trust First Tunnels
Once you’ve decided to take the Polytunnel plunge – Now another dilemma. Everywhere you turn, companies are clamouring for your custom. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish who are the Good, the Bad or the just downright Ugly. If you‘re looking to invest in a Polytunnel then it won’t have escaped your knowledge that First Tunnels Polytunnels are not the only Polytunnel supplier in the UK. We strongly advise checking things like the steel diameter, hoop spacing, timber thickness and Polythene thickness gauge/micron and guarantee – these can all vary dramatically making prices look far more attractive. We prefer to let our customers do the talking about our pre/post service and quality goods.
Originally posted 2016-01-09 16:00:55.
Sean Barker is the MD of First Tunnels, and is enthusiastic about providing quality gardening supplies to gardeners across the UK