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  1. Chilli-Geek

    Polytunnel Has Been Ordered

    I've got a gravity fed drip system in my greenhouse. I set it up over the holiday season, so I can go away for a few days without worrying. It does the job, but all of what Kristen says is...
    I've got a gravity fed drip system in my greenhouse. I set it up over the holiday season, so I can go away for a few days without worrying. It does the job, but all of what Kristen says is relevant. I use a clean water butt filled from the mains rather than collected rainwater to avoid getting...
    I've got a gravity fed drip system in my greenhouse. I set it up over the holiday season, so I can go away for a few days without worrying. It does the job, but all of what Kristen says is relevant. I use a clean water butt filled from the mains...
    I've got a gravity fed drip system in my greenhouse. I set it up over the holiday season, so I can go away for a few days without worrying. It does the job, but all of what Kristen says is...
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  2. Swansea Jack

    Repairing a small poly tunnel

    :dbgrtmb: Yep thats what it is I will be putting raised beds inside and screwing the frame to them, so the frame at least with be staying put.:yess: As suggested I will probably look at a replacement...
    :dbgrtmb: Yep thats what it is I will be putting raised beds inside and screwing the frame to them, so the frame at least with be staying put.:yess: As suggested I will probably look at a replacement cover, I measured it today and its 3x2x2 so the eBay one is a little small , or maybe I will try the...
    :dbgrtmb: Yep thats what it is I will be putting raised beds inside and screwing the frame to them, so the frame at least with be staying put.:yess: As suggested I will probably look at a replacement cover, I measured it today and its 3x2x2 so the eBay...
    :dbgrtmb: Yep thats what it is I will be putting raised beds inside and screwing the frame to them, so the frame at least with be staying put.:yess: As suggested I will probably look at a replacement...
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  3. blackmoon

    flies in poly tunnel

    Try planting some Tansy Tanacetum Vulgare. ebay Premier seeds do them 1100 seeds for 99 pence & 59 pence P&P I get quite a lot of seeds from these people & have never been let down once & it...
    Try planting some Tansy Tanacetum Vulgare. ebay Premier seeds do them 1100 seeds for 99 pence & 59 pence P&P I get quite a lot of seeds from these people & have never been let down once & it dosent matter how many PKTS of seeds you buy you only pay the one 59 pence P&P per order. Take a look...
    Try planting some Tansy Tanacetum Vulgare. ebay Premier seeds do them 1100 seeds for 99 pence & 59 pence P&P I get quite a lot of seeds from these people & have never been let down once & it dosent matter how many PKTS of seeds you buy you only...
    Try planting some Tansy Tanacetum Vulgare. ebay Premier seeds do them 1100 seeds for 99 pence & 59 pence P&P I get quite a lot of seeds from these people & have never been let down once & it...
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  4. madmick

    Lighting for polytunnel

    I did get asked by my neighbour if the Tomato in the kitchen was a pot plant.:heehee: I have a friend who planted a real pot plant in the flower bed at the front of Sherbourne police station. It was...
    I did get asked by my neighbour if the Tomato in the kitchen was a pot plant.:heehee: I have a friend who planted a real pot plant in the flower bed at the front of Sherbourne police station. It was there all summer:thumbsup: Police walking past it everyday:heehee:
    I did get asked by my neighbour if the Tomato in the kitchen was a pot plant.:heehee: I have a friend who planted a real pot plant in the flower bed at the front of Sherbourne police station. It was there all summer:thumbsup: Police walking past it everyday:heehee:
    I did get asked by my neighbour if the Tomato in the kitchen was a pot plant.:heehee: I have a friend who planted a real pot plant in the flower bed at the front of Sherbourne police station. It was...
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  5. lesdyork

    New PolyTunneller Looking for Some Help

    Steve, Name is Les.... thanks a lot for the reply - I will do as you suggest ....rotovating grass is a bit of a job anyway and I have a great soil supplier locally. Whoops, sorry for sending...
    Steve, Name is Les.... thanks a lot for the reply - I will do as you suggest ....rotovating grass is a bit of a job anyway and I have a great soil supplier locally. Whoops, sorry for sending with the spelling so poor. Also apologies for the delay in getting back but I have been making the most...
    Steve, Name is Les.... thanks a lot for the reply - I will do as you suggest ....rotovating grass is a bit of a job anyway and I have a great soil supplier locally. Whoops, sorry for sending with the spelling so poor. Also apologies for the...
    Steve, Name is Les.... thanks a lot for the reply - I will do as you suggest ....rotovating grass is a bit of a job anyway and I have a great soil supplier locally. Whoops, sorry for sending...
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  6. Scouse Lee

    My 1st Polytunnel

    Just been in the tunnel & discovered that while I've been successful in preventing the caterpillars from getting my brassicas they're now covered in aphids, I'll get the soapy water out tomorrow,...
    Just been in the tunnel & discovered that while I've been successful in preventing the caterpillars from getting my brassicas they're now covered in aphids, I'll get the soapy water out tomorrow, unless anyone has a better idea. Also decided to give up on my courgettes & pumpkins, the courgettes...
    Just been in the tunnel & discovered that while I've been successful in preventing the caterpillars from getting my brassicas they're now covered in aphids, I'll get the soapy water out tomorrow, unless anyone has a better idea. Also decided to...
    Just been in the tunnel & discovered that while I've been successful in preventing the caterpillars from getting my brassicas they're now covered in aphids, I'll get the soapy water out tomorrow,...
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  7. Scouse Lee

    Watering In The Polytunnel

    Cheers Lazydog, I thought it might be a case of suck it & see. I've also planted some seeds in trays 2 weeks ago, Basil/Broccoli/Carrots/Coriander/Parsley & Spring Onions, some of the Broccoli...
    Cheers Lazydog, I thought it might be a case of suck it & see. I've also planted some seeds in trays 2 weeks ago, Basil/Broccoli/Carrots/Coriander/Parsley & Spring Onions, some of the Broccoli came up really quickly but no sign of anything else. I've been watering with a spray every day as the...
    Cheers Lazydog, I thought it might be a case of suck it & see. I've also planted some seeds in trays 2 weeks ago, Basil/Broccoli/Carrots/Coriander/Parsley & Spring Onions, some of the Broccoli came up really quickly but no sign of anything else....
    Cheers Lazydog, I thought it might be a case of suck it & see. I've also planted some seeds in trays 2 weeks ago, Basil/Broccoli/Carrots/Coriander/Parsley & Spring Onions, some of the Broccoli...
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  8. Scrungee

    Polythene mulching to polytunnel beds and borders

    But relatively easily dealt with using beer traps and non-rain proof organic bird/hedgehog friendly bait, being under cover.I usually use an upturned plastic bottle with the bottom cut off...
    But relatively easily dealt with using beer traps and non-rain proof organic bird/hedgehog friendly bait, being under cover.I usually use an upturned plastic bottle with the bottom cut off and placed on a stick projecting into the hole through the mulch for bushy plants and a similar...
    But relatively easily dealt with using beer traps and non-rain proof organic bird/hedgehog friendly bait, being under cover.I usually use an upturned plastic bottle with the bottom cut off and placed on a stick projecting into the hole...
    But relatively easily dealt with using beer traps and non-rain proof organic bird/hedgehog friendly bait, being under cover.I usually use an upturned plastic bottle with the bottom cut off...
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  9. Steve R

    How to grow food in your polytunnel

    My husband made me a small set up very similiar to what I am seeing here. We grew our tomatoes in it, but did not grow year round. It works great! Cheers! Cody Wellard:)
    My husband made me a small set up very similiar to what I am seeing here. We grew our tomatoes in it, but did not grow year round. It works great! Cheers! Cody Wellard:)
    My husband made me a small set up very similiar to what I am seeing here. We grew our tomatoes in it, but did not grow year round. It works great! Cheers! Cody Wellard:)
    My husband made me a small set up very similiar to what I am seeing here. We grew our tomatoes in it, but did not grow year round. It works great! Cheers! Cody Wellard:)
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  10. lazydog

    DIY Pollytunnel

    The DIY tunnel in the first post above has been knocking around for a number of years now, it was published I think before the raft of cheaper tunnels we have available today came up for sale. My...
    The DIY tunnel in the first post above has been knocking around for a number of years now, it was published I think before the raft of cheaper tunnels we have available today came up for sale. My point being here that it was a cheap solution at first, and still is if your resourceful or lucky...
    The DIY tunnel in the first post above has been knocking around for a number of years now, it was published I think before the raft of cheaper tunnels we have available today came up for sale. My point being here that it was a cheap solution at...
    The DIY tunnel in the first post above has been knocking around for a number of years now, it was published I think before the raft of cheaper tunnels we have available today came up for sale. My...
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  11. Lisa11

    Cheap polytunnels???

    I still have a few Pumpkins (edible ones) and squashes to plant at the Alottment, so I may temp erect this new tunnel over them to aid growing/ripening of them before moving it in Spring to its...
    I still have a few Pumpkins (edible ones) and squashes to plant at the Alottment, so I may temp erect this new tunnel over them to aid growing/ripening of them before moving it in Spring to its final position. Steve...:)
    I still have a few Pumpkins (edible ones) and squashes to plant at the Alottment, so I may temp erect this new tunnel over them to aid growing/ripening of them before moving it in Spring to its final position. Steve...:)
    I still have a few Pumpkins (edible ones) and squashes to plant at the Alottment, so I may temp erect this new tunnel over them to aid growing/ripening of them before moving it in Spring to its...
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  12. Marley Farley

    Chopper's Poly Tunnel ..!!

    Nice...let them take over..!! ...More to eat! Steve...:)
    Nice...let them take over..!! ...More to eat! Steve...:)
    Nice...let them take over..!! ...More to eat! Steve...:)
    Nice...let them take over..!! ...More to eat! Steve...:)
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  13. minton

    New Tunnel Advice

    What sort of size/cost are you thinking of?
    What sort of size/cost are you thinking of?
    What sort of size/cost are you thinking of?
    What sort of size/cost are you thinking of?
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  14. peter m

    new poly tunnel

    things are jumping fast in the poly tunnel know we have been eating some lettuce leaves this week nice and early for us
    things are jumping fast in the poly tunnel know we have been eating some lettuce leaves this week nice and early for us
    things are jumping fast in the poly tunnel know we have been eating some lettuce leaves this week nice and early for us
    things are jumping fast in the poly tunnel know we have been eating some lettuce leaves this week nice and early for us
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  15. Esthalon

    Winter night time temperatures in a Polytunnel

    I've been trying to post a reply but no luck. 3rd time lucky, I hope!I just wanted to say thanks to all for your insight and advice. I will now prepare for the worst!I plan to get an electric...
    I've been trying to post a reply but no luck. 3rd time lucky, I hope!I just wanted to say thanks to all for your insight and advice. I will now prepare for the worst!I plan to get an electric greenhouse heter that will kick in if it goes below 5C, I can get one online here for €29.99 (Not...
    I've been trying to post a reply but no luck. 3rd time lucky, I hope!I just wanted to say thanks to all for your insight and advice. I will now prepare for the worst!I plan to get an electric greenhouse heter that will kick in if it goes...
    I've been trying to post a reply but no luck. 3rd time lucky, I hope!I just wanted to say thanks to all for your insight and advice. I will now prepare for the worst!I plan to get an electric...
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  16. m1dnv

    blog style post of my making my homemade poly-tunnel!

    Q How many people does it take to put a cover on a polytunnel if failure is not at option?A Only one three attempts to get it over the frame though.:huh:Well here is an update on the progress...
    Q How many people does it take to put a cover on a polytunnel if failure is not at option?A Only one three attempts to get it over the frame though.:huh:Well here is an update on the progress :- After managing to complete the project on Friday whilst the wind was at a minimum ( the day...
    Q How many people does it take to put a cover on a polytunnel if failure is not at option?A Only one three attempts to get it over the frame though.:huh:Well here is an update on the progress :- After managing to complete the project on...
    Q How many people does it take to put a cover on a polytunnel if failure is not at option?A Only one three attempts to get it over the frame though.:huh:Well here is an update on the progress...
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  17. Sargan

    Mesh Tunnel

    I did say the prices I quoted were based on 50M length. Doesn;t surprise me that a company selling scaffolders debris netting doesn't sell by the metre!You can have 8.9M of Enviromesh,...
    I did say the prices I quoted were based on 50M length. Doesn;t surprise me that a company selling scaffolders debris netting doesn't sell by the metre!You can have 8.9M of Enviromesh, delivered, for the same price as 20M of Debris Netting (by my calculations)We cover all sorts of things...
    I did say the prices I quoted were based on 50M length. Doesn;t surprise me that a company selling scaffolders debris netting doesn't sell by the metre!You can have 8.9M of Enviromesh, delivered, for the same price as 20M of Debris Netting...
    I did say the prices I quoted were based on 50M length. Doesn;t surprise me that a company selling scaffolders debris netting doesn't sell by the metre!You can have 8.9M of Enviromesh,...
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  18. BigBird

    Open plot or poly-tunnel?

    Hello ChopperThanks for your safety advice. Leather gloves & goggles at the ready!!...mmm....rather windy today. Sods law that when I have a day off the weather is bad!! Dare not risk it as I...
    Hello ChopperThanks for your safety advice. Leather gloves & goggles at the ready!!...mmm....rather windy today. Sods law that when I have a day off the weather is bad!! Dare not risk it as I or it may take off :heehee:Thank you & thanks for your luck too.....I'm going to need it!!:DBest...
    Hello ChopperThanks for your safety advice. Leather gloves & goggles at the ready!!...mmm....rather windy today. Sods law that when I have a day off the weather is bad!! Dare not risk it as I or it may take off :heehee:Thank you & thanks for...
    Hello ChopperThanks for your safety advice. Leather gloves & goggles at the ready!!...mmm....rather windy today. Sods law that when I have a day off the weather is bad!! Dare not risk it as I...
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  19. Ariadae

    Planting for the polytunnel

    Thats a better idea than I had, I was thinking about putting the pots in the mushroom trays. Thats how I transport plants to car boot sales, but most of my plants for sale are in 3" pots.If...
    Thats a better idea than I had, I was thinking about putting the pots in the mushroom trays. Thats how I transport plants to car boot sales, but most of my plants for sale are in 3" pots.If you sow your salad generously, then you can regularly make a "Baby leaf salad mix" that would cost...
    Thats a better idea than I had, I was thinking about putting the pots in the mushroom trays. Thats how I transport plants to car boot sales, but most of my plants for sale are in 3" pots.If you sow your salad generously, then you can...
    Thats a better idea than I had, I was thinking about putting the pots in the mushroom trays. Thats how I transport plants to car boot sales, but most of my plants for sale are in 3" pots.If...
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  20. Chopper

    Polytunnel Forum.

    :WINK1::thumbsup: We thought you could have a Poly Tunnel forum after all..!! There are a few people on here with them so a forum for you all seemed the way to go.. :D I shall look forward to your...
    :WINK1::thumbsup: We thought you could have a Poly Tunnel forum after all..!! There are a few people on here with them so a forum for you all seemed the way to go.. :D I shall look forward to your poly-tunnel thread "growing" then Chopper...:WINK1::loll:
    :WINK1::thumbsup: We thought you could have a Poly Tunnel forum after all..!! There are a few people on here with them so a forum for you all seemed the way to go.. :D I shall look forward to your poly-tunnel thread "growing" then Chopper...:WINK1::loll:
    :WINK1::thumbsup: We thought you could have a Poly Tunnel forum after all..!! There are a few people on here with them so a forum for you all seemed the way to go.. :D I shall look forward to your...
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