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Thread: Get a Polytunnel or not? and What to grow in it?

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    zazen999 is offline Funky Cold Ribena
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    Jun 2007


    I built my second one today - it's gutting knowing I've done all that hard work and it's not mine.

    Not that I begrudge the kids using it, but it's just I want to take it home and use it. *sobs

    I'm sure by the end of the year we will have one. Mr Z is now onto it so perhaps for my birthday we can buy one and build it rather than go away for a few days.......

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    SarzWix is offline Gardening Gnomette
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    Jul 2006
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    I have pointed out the existence of these: Polytunnel Gift Vouchers to my family in time for my 40th next year...

    In reply to Mark; go the biggest you can afford - you'll always want more space after the first year

    And, personally, I wouldn't buy one of the 'pop-together, pop-apart' types from eBay. From my observations of 4 of these over the years on our allotment site, they never last a season without blowing to bits and/or collapsing all over the plants
    If you do have to go for one of those, put silicone/No More Nails/Araldite into every single joint before you put the tubes in, weight the cover down with slabs all the way round AND criss cross it with guy ropes...
    Last edited by SarzWix; 22-06-2011 at 10:41 PM.

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