Poly Tunnel

Discussion in 'Poly-Tunnel Gardening' started by steventravers, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. steventravers

    steventravers Apprentice Gardener

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    Have been looking at polytunnels , or the material the skin is made from.
    and would appreciate a little advice please.

    there are the clear ones, the tinted ones, and one that has a string reinforcement in the plastic sheet.

    I guess these with string would be the strongest, but am I right?
     
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    Scrungee Well known for it

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    Yes, and No.

    The green, mesh reinforced covers on cheap tunnels (up to about 3 x 6m) can fail after just one year, but might just struggle on for 2 or 3 years.

    Clear covers on the likes of Wilkos mini-greenhouses or cheapo, small tunnels wont last very long.

    Proper clear (or opaque) polytunnel covering, as used on larger, full size tunnels, will last for many years.
     
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      steventravers Apprentice Gardener

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      Many thanks for the info, saved me wasting money.
       
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