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  2. Marley Farley
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    MARLEY’S TUNNEL 2019

    @Steve R I ever thought I would say this, but..... Not a Welcome bee in my tunnel..! :yikes:
    @Steve R I ever thought I would say this, but..... Not a Welcome bee in my tunnel..! :yikes:
    @Steve R I ever thought I would say this, but..... Not a Welcome bee in my tunnel..! :yikes:
    @Steve R I ever thought I would say this, but..... Not a Welcome bee in my tunnel..! :yikes:
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  3. Steve R
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    Steve's Polytunnels

    July 2018Not much photography this monthbut a little warning of how mad Melons can grow, even this far north.Now tamed and under reasonable control.Steve...:)
    July 2018Not much photography this monthbut a little warning of how mad Melons can grow, even this far north.Now tamed and under reasonable control.Steve...:)
    July 2018Not much photography this monthbut a little warning of how mad Melons can grow, even this far north.Now tamed and under reasonable control.Steve...:)
    July 2018Not much photography this monthbut a little warning of how mad Melons can grow, even this far north.Now tamed and under reasonable control.Steve...:)
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  4. Eden1
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    Polly Tunnel Jobs For This Month

    Trying to keep it all watered :biggrin: picking Toms carrots Tomatillos Thai long beans peppers chilliest and salad plus preparing ground for green manure sowing. :thumbsup:
    Trying to keep it all watered :biggrin: picking Toms carrots Tomatillos Thai long beans peppers chilliest and salad plus preparing ground for green manure sowing. :thumbsup:
    Trying to keep it all watered :biggrin: picking Toms carrots Tomatillos Thai long beans peppers chilliest and salad plus preparing ground for green manure sowing. :thumbsup:
    Trying to keep it all watered :biggrin: picking Toms carrots Tomatillos Thai long beans peppers chilliest and salad plus preparing ground for green manure sowing. :thumbsup:
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  5. Webmaster
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    My Polytunnel(s)

    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
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  7. Eden1

    Beginners Tunnel

    My three 6 x 10m tunnels are fixed down at the perimeter using 4 L brackets cast int concrete pads each side bolted to tunnel framework, plus 3 timber raking struts either side of central path...
    My three 6 x 10m tunnels are fixed down at the perimeter using 4 L brackets cast int concrete pads each side bolted to tunnel framework, plus 3 timber raking struts either side of central path bolted at tops to tunnel framework and bolted to timber stakes at base driven into ground with...
    My three 6 x 10m tunnels are fixed down at the perimeter using 4 L brackets cast int concrete pads each side bolted to tunnel framework, plus 3 timber raking struts either side of central path bolted at tops to tunnel framework and bolted to...
    My three 6 x 10m tunnels are fixed down at the perimeter using 4 L brackets cast int concrete pads each side bolted to tunnel framework, plus 3 timber raking struts either side of central path...
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  8. Eden1

    Sticky thread suggestion

    Good morning sticky threads are monitored weekly by the team and some are removed but on the rare occasion the odd one is missed ,and the team often receive a pm from members asking for a thread...
    Good morning sticky threads are monitored weekly by the team and some are removed but on the rare occasion the odd one is missed ,and the team often receive a pm from members asking for a thread to be changed to a sticky status and this is discussed by the team and usually the request is granted
    Good morning sticky threads are monitored weekly by the team and some are removed but on the rare occasion the odd one is missed ,and the team often receive a pm from members asking for a thread to be changed to a sticky status and this is...
    Good morning sticky threads are monitored weekly by the team and some are removed but on the rare occasion the odd one is missed ,and the team often receive a pm from members asking for a thread...
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  9. Scrungee

    My £50 polytunnel from eBay

    Scrungee: Did you ever get round to making a hinged door for this?
    Scrungee: Did you ever get round to making a hinged door for this?
    Scrungee: Did you ever get round to making a hinged door for this?
    Scrungee: Did you ever get round to making a hinged door for this?
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  10. steventravers

    Poly Tunnel

    Many thanks for the info, saved me wasting money.
    Many thanks for the info, saved me wasting money.
    Many thanks for the info, saved me wasting money.
    Many thanks for the info, saved me wasting money.
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  11. Belto

    My Poly Tunnel

    Thanks for your reply's. Can you indicate how to understand ventilation required? I do not want to seal completely as this will generate problems, but I wish to maintain as much heat and...
    Thanks for your reply's. Can you indicate how to understand ventilation required? I do not want to seal completely as this will generate problems, but I wish to maintain as much heat and favorable growing conditions as possible.
    Thanks for your reply's. Can you indicate how to understand ventilation required? I do not want to seal completely as this will generate problems, but I wish to maintain as much heat and favorable growing conditions as possible.
    Thanks for your reply's. Can you indicate how to understand ventilation required? I do not want to seal completely as this will generate problems, but I wish to maintain as much heat and...
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  12. Nosivad

    What to grow

    Just about any crop you like except the most tender ones like toms and runner beans.+ what lori mentions, Spuds, Beetroot, Leeks , so many to choose and try.Got any heating or heated areas...
    Just about any crop you like except the most tender ones like toms and runner beans.+ what lori mentions, Spuds, Beetroot, Leeks , so many to choose and try.Got any heating or heated areas in there to help start off the seeds ?Hmmmm...... think the last time @Nosivad in the...
    Just about any crop you like except the most tender ones like toms and runner beans.+ what lori mentions, Spuds, Beetroot, Leeks , so many to choose and try.Got any heating or heated areas in there to help start off the seeds...
    Just about any crop you like except the most tender ones like toms and runner beans.+ what lori mentions, Spuds, Beetroot, Leeks , so many to choose and try.Got any heating or heated areas...
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  13. andrews

    Cane / plant support ideas

    Nope, they are from a shop fixture I re purposed. It used to be a stand in a garden centre that held sheet materials (weed membrane, polythene etc), so my crop bars where the rollers of that....
    Nope, they are from a shop fixture I re purposed. It used to be a stand in a garden centre that held sheet materials (weed membrane, polythene etc), so my crop bars where the rollers of that. Super strong and heavy duty.Steve...:)
    Nope, they are from a shop fixture I re purposed. It used to be a stand in a garden centre that held sheet materials (weed membrane, polythene etc), so my crop bars where the rollers of that. Super strong and heavy duty.Steve...:)
    Nope, they are from a shop fixture I re purposed. It used to be a stand in a garden centre that held sheet materials (weed membrane, polythene etc), so my crop bars where the rollers of that....
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  14. Jimcub

    Another eBay poly

    Weeding done now the hard bit of removing the cover, my bodies not made for digging anymore
    Weeding done now the hard bit of removing the cover, my bodies not made for digging anymore
    Weeding done now the hard bit of removing the cover, my bodies not made for digging anymore
    Weeding done now the hard bit of removing the cover, my bodies not made for digging anymore
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  15. Pedro61

    Temperature comparison inside and out

    I've just viewed this video by Charles Dowding - see from approximately 11 minutes onwards.His observations seem to match my own. Looks like it could be due to lack of air movement inside the PT.
    I've just viewed this video by Charles Dowding - see from approximately 11 minutes onwards.His observations seem to match my own. Looks like it could be due to lack of air movement inside the PT.
    I've just viewed this video by Charles Dowding - see from approximately 11 minutes onwards.His observations seem to match my own. Looks like it could be due to lack of air movement inside the PT.
    I've just viewed this video by Charles Dowding - see from approximately 11 minutes onwards.His observations seem to match my own. Looks like it could be due to lack of air movement inside the PT.
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  16. andrews
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    A few polytunnel work in progress pics

    If your tunnel is similar to mine and the main frame is fitted onto ground anchors, then the bolts can be loosened to lift the frame on the anchors to tension the cover if necessary. This comment...
    If your tunnel is similar to mine and the main frame is fitted onto ground anchors, then the bolts can be loosened to lift the frame on the anchors to tension the cover if necessary. This comment is for onlookers too as I'm certain andrew has this done already.Nice tidy job andrew, I made one...
    If your tunnel is similar to mine and the main frame is fitted onto ground anchors, then the bolts can be loosened to lift the frame on the anchors to tension the cover if necessary. This comment is for onlookers too as I'm certain andrew has...
    If your tunnel is similar to mine and the main frame is fitted onto ground anchors, then the bolts can be loosened to lift the frame on the anchors to tension the cover if necessary. This comment...
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  17. andrews

    Misting System Suggestions

    Misting now ordered.Like a lot of things, the original idea has grown a bit.The system will be 1m misting over the heated sand bed and then 3m over the benches. I'll be able to turn off the...
    Misting now ordered.Like a lot of things, the original idea has grown a bit.The system will be 1m misting over the heated sand bed and then 3m over the benches. I'll be able to turn off the benches in 1m segments and turn off the section over the heated bed.
    Misting now ordered.Like a lot of things, the original idea has grown a bit.The system will be 1m misting over the heated sand bed and then 3m over the benches. I'll be able to turn off the benches in 1m segments and turn off the section...
    Misting now ordered.Like a lot of things, the original idea has grown a bit.The system will be 1m misting over the heated sand bed and then 3m over the benches. I'll be able to turn off the...
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  18. Vince

    Our New Polytunnel

    And it might seem a minor point, but I think it is useful when you form the 'pleats' in the cover at the ends, where it is attached to the doorframe, to try to get all the pleats 'facing...
    And it might seem a minor point, but I think it is useful when you form the 'pleats' in the cover at the ends, where it is attached to the doorframe, to try to get all the pleats 'facing downwards' inside the tunnel. That way any water from your watering system doesn't hang about in the grooves...
    And it might seem a minor point, but I think it is useful when you form the 'pleats' in the cover at the ends, where it is attached to the doorframe, to try to get all the pleats 'facing downwards' inside the tunnel. That way any water from your...
    And it might seem a minor point, but I think it is useful when you form the 'pleats' in the cover at the ends, where it is attached to the doorframe, to try to get all the pleats 'facing...
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  19. baris

    Should I install galvanised steel mesh against field mice and mole

    I did this on my first, small tunnel on a plot full of voles and moles and nothing got through the skirt, but voles got through the door opening.I didn't bother on subsequent tunnels (where...
    I did this on my first, small tunnel on a plot full of voles and moles and nothing got through the skirt, but voles got through the door opening.I didn't bother on subsequent tunnels (where voles still got through the front door!), and when replacing covers I've never found holes through the...
    I did this on my first, small tunnel on a plot full of voles and moles and nothing got through the skirt, but voles got through the door opening.I didn't bother on subsequent tunnels (where voles still got through the front door!), and when...
    I did this on my first, small tunnel on a plot full of voles and moles and nothing got through the skirt, but voles got through the door opening.I didn't bother on subsequent tunnels (where...
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  20. baris

    Can polyolefin foam be used under the polythene cover to stop the wooden frame to cause any problem?

    @Marley Farley Thanks @Tetters Thanks I am in Inverness. @CarolineL Thanks. I think those foams are expensive. I need to purchase lots of them. @Gail_68 Thanks. @Steve R That is a very good...
    @Marley Farley Thanks @Tetters Thanks I am in Inverness. @CarolineL Thanks. I think those foams are expensive. I need to purchase lots of them. @Gail_68 Thanks. @Steve R That is a very good advice I feel so stupid now, I didn't think of doing that. I might even lay the foam I mentioned as a...
    @Marley Farley Thanks @Tetters Thanks I am in Inverness. @CarolineL Thanks. I think those foams are expensive. I need to purchase lots of them. @Gail_68 Thanks. @Steve R That is a very good advice I feel so stupid now, I didn't think of doing...
    @Marley Farley Thanks @Tetters Thanks I am in Inverness. @CarolineL Thanks. I think those foams are expensive. I need to purchase lots of them. @Gail_68 Thanks. @Steve R That is a very good...
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  21. Jimb0b

    High winds

    All 3 of my 3 x 6m (10 x 20 feet) polytunnels have double doors covered in mesh at the west facing entrances and identical mesh panels at the rear. Whilst I'm growing in them they are only covered...
    All 3 of my 3 x 6m (10 x 20 feet) polytunnels have double doors covered in mesh at the west facing entrances and identical mesh panels at the rear. Whilst I'm growing in them they are only covered with polythene during colder weather, and then they're closed up again in autumn.Despite the...
    All 3 of my 3 x 6m (10 x 20 feet) polytunnels have double doors covered in mesh at the west facing entrances and identical mesh panels at the rear. Whilst I'm growing in them they are only covered with polythene during colder weather, and then...
    All 3 of my 3 x 6m (10 x 20 feet) polytunnels have double doors covered in mesh at the west facing entrances and identical mesh panels at the rear. Whilst I'm growing in them they are only covered...
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  22. Plosh

    Polytunnel watering system

    Or it might be just as easy to buy a new hose after fitting the rainwater gutter filter, I think they are fairly cheap?
    Or it might be just as easy to buy a new hose after fitting the rainwater gutter filter, I think they are fairly cheap?
    Or it might be just as easy to buy a new hose after fitting the rainwater gutter filter, I think they are fairly cheap?
    Or it might be just as easy to buy a new hose after fitting the rainwater gutter filter, I think they are fairly cheap?
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  23. freeflow

    Green poly tunnels

    The ones with 'green' covers are normally much, much cheaper than those sold with clear covers.Green covers start rapidly deteriorating after a couple of years, so can either be replaced when...
    The ones with 'green' covers are normally much, much cheaper than those sold with clear covers.Green covers start rapidly deteriorating after a couple of years, so can either be replaced when the polythene between the mesh begins to shower down, or immediately re-sell the supplied cover on...
    The ones with 'green' covers are normally much, much cheaper than those sold with clear covers.Green covers start rapidly deteriorating after a couple of years, so can either be replaced when the polythene between the mesh begins to shower...
    The ones with 'green' covers are normally much, much cheaper than those sold with clear covers.Green covers start rapidly deteriorating after a couple of years, so can either be replaced when...
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  24. WoolyBack

    Polytunnel ventilation

    Used them for years never had a major problem with them. If you live in a cold area then take them off and store frost free over winter, remember to lock vent after removal.
    Used them for years never had a major problem with them. If you live in a cold area then take them off and store frost free over winter, remember to lock vent after removal.
    Used them for years never had a major problem with them. If you live in a cold area then take them off and store frost free over winter, remember to lock vent after removal.
    Used them for years never had a major problem with them. If you live in a cold area then take them off and store frost free over winter, remember to lock vent after removal.
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  25. Safronsue

    ebay poly leaking on seam

    Well it shouldn’t be leaking, but they do make a lot of condensation are you sure it isn’t that which is dripping?
    Well it shouldn’t be leaking, but they do make a lot of condensation are you sure it isn’t that which is dripping?
    Well it shouldn’t be leaking, but they do make a lot of condensation are you sure it isn’t that which is dripping?
    Well it shouldn’t be leaking, but they do make a lot of condensation are you sure it isn’t that which is dripping?
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  26. Jimb0b

    Which end?

    :whistle: Yes you were asking the shelving problem.. Sorry.. Went off on a tangent there.. if your tunnel is in full sun put your shelving in a bright area, but not direct sun or they will cook.. Maybe rig...
    :whistle: Yes you were asking the shelving problem.. Sorry.. Went off on a tangent there.. if your tunnel is in full sun put your shelving in a bright area, but not direct sun or they will cook.. Maybe rig some shade up if seedlings get too hot... Seedlings want bright but not full sun..
    :whistle: Yes you were asking the shelving problem.. Sorry.. Went off on a tangent there.. if your tunnel is in full sun put your shelving in a bright area, but not direct sun or they will cook.. Maybe rig some shade up if seedlings get too hot......
    :whistle: Yes you were asking the shelving problem.. Sorry.. Went off on a tangent there.. if your tunnel is in full sun put your shelving in a bright area, but not direct sun or they will cook.. Maybe rig...
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