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MARLEY’S TUNNEL 2019

Discussion in 'Poly-Tunnel Gardening' started by Marley Farley, May 17, 2013.

  1. Marley Farley

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    I have also planted my Autum planting garlic outside at the end of the tunnel too in a raised bed..That is growing well and will get some pics of that tomorrow too..
     
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    Looking good Marley. How big is your polytunnel?
    Hope your health has improved
     
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    • Marley Farley

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      27’ x 15’ on a slight slope facing east-west

      Yes much better thanks :thumbsup:
       
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        My Garlic in the raised bed outside..[​IMG]


        Onion sets looking a bit floppy after a good weed.. Lost a few but these all doing well now..
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          I thought I would do a little update on my tunnel as have forgotten to do it for a while..
          I harvested all my broad beans slightly down on last year I think, just under 8lb..
          Peas didn’t do so well as it got too hot too soon for them but we had a few nice meals out of them..

          My Caucamelons are running away nicely this year..
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          My Asparagus is wonderful and in its second year in my keyhole bed.. Looking forward to next year when I can pick some.. :thumbsup: popped a couple of courgettes in there too..
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          Courgettes at the other end of the tunnel..
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          San Marzano Tomatoes.
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            Ok not sure why my images not showing will look later.... :scratch:
             
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            Tomatillos
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            1st fruit forming in paper pod
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            More Tomatillos cabbages and french beans
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            A rogue Mushroom in the shallots.. I don't know how this shamrock has got in here but I know I am having a hard job to get rid of it.! :mad:
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            My onions harvested as all laid over and I need the ground.. The size I like..
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              All looking very nice and healthy Marley, it's quite a buzz growing indoors after years suffering the weather outside. I've had tons of plants from seed out of my tunnel this year and the more I learn the more I can grow!

              Steve...:)
               
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                Thanks @Steve R yes it certainly is, but hard battling the watering sometimes in the very hot weather so have in stalled 4 soaker hoses to help me out a bit and seems to be working out for me..

                Tell me Steve I was thinking of getting a dwarf nectarine and perhaps peach to go in there what do you think.? Would they work in there do you think.?:scratch:
                 
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                  JANUARY 2019...
                  I have been pottering today and doing a bit of watering..
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                  My Broad beans are just breaking through the surface now.. I didn’t put them in when I usually do in November, as I was helping with village Xmas preparations, so Nothing went in until well into December..
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                  My little Avocado tree is ticking along in there too..
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                  My potatoe onions (a sort of large shallot) are shooting well, as are my onion sets now after a slow start..
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                  Red onions just starting
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                  Indoor Artichoke
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                  1st 3 Asparagus spears showing..
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                  Purple sprouting just starting to sprout..

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                  And last but not least my Garlic in raised beds outside one end of the tunnel..

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                  Also a couple of red onions I had left over..
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                  This last little bed was all the fine cloves I had left and although a bit weedy they are there..

                   
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                  • Snorky85

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                    ooh have enjoyed having a nosey at your polytunnel! :) Broad beans....is it too late to plant any now?
                     
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                      I have planted Broad beans up until mid Feb before now @Snorky85.. Any later than that and they don’t grow or flower so well and a very small crop..
                      So I would say you have time yet.. ;)
                       
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                        Have been have a tickle in the tunnel today. All doing well in there I think all in all. Still got the last of the onions to weed...
                        A few shallots not looking their happiest but onions ok..
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                        Onions peas and beans..
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                        Planted out sweet corn today and will prob put a small row of carrots in the space at the back to do their own thing.. Another couple short rows of beans.
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                        More beans sweet peas with the canes and an experiment of growing carrots in coco in the bath to try and get very long straight carrots
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                        Bean tower ready for growing Thai long beans.. A first for me to grow.. Onions still needing to be weeded... Tomorrow....
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                          Lovely tour - thank you Marley Farley. Making me feel hungry now...
                           
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