Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 28
Like Tree47Likes

Thread: Newbie with a poly tunnel

  1. #1
    Can the Man is offline Seedling
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Blacktrench, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Posts
    99

    Default Newbie with a poly tunnel

    Hi Iím a newbie to his forum, but not to growing my own veggies. I just had a poly tunnel erected 14ft x 24ft, itís a present to myself from my mum who passed away 2 years ago last month.
    Iíve been growing out doors in the garden for a few years now, growing potatoes, curly kale, onions, shallots, cauliflower, sprouts which I hate but the missus loves, beetroot, tried carrots with mixed success parsnips and swede with no success.

    I got myself the tunnel to try some chillies, tomatoes cucumbers squash, and strawberries, but at the moment Iíve just filled the raised beds with Nicola potatoes (2nd earlies) that I had chitted in the shed and they have taken off like wildfire.

  2. #2
    Mr Bones's Avatar
    Mr Bones is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    2,306

    Default

    Hello Can the Man and welcome. Your poly tunnel sounds great, I bet you'll have some fun in there
    Can the Man likes this.

  3. #3
    Jay-ell's Avatar
    Jay-ell is offline Welcome To The Jungle
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Posts
    5,848
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Hello and welcome. If you chit your spuds in December and plant them in the polytunnel in dec/Jan you should get an early crop of new potatoes.

    Next month is the time to start sowing for the winter crops for the polytunnel
    Can the Man likes this.

    New all singing all dancing blog - Jasons Jungle

    ĒI have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb."
    ― Thomas A. Edison

    ďNegative results are just what I want. Theyíre just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that donít.Ē
    ― Thomas A. Edison

    - I must be a Nutter,VC says so -

  4. #4
    Bren In Pots's Avatar
    Bren In Pots is offline Bad Hair Day
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    In the Shires
    Posts
    21,340
    Blog Entries
    18

    Default

    Hello and welcome to the vine I'm also a back garden grower oddly I can't grow swede either.
    Can the Man likes this.

  5. #5
    bario1's Avatar
    bario1 is online now Work in progress...
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    3,537

    Default

    Welcome to the forum. Tunnels are great for tomatoes, cucumbers and chillies in summer, but don't let it sit empty all winter - sow some Spring greens next month (i grow 'Greensleeves'), and plant half the seedlings in the tunnel in October to overwinter. Plant the other half outdoors, and you'll get a staggered crop.
    Last edited by bario1; 12-07-2019 at 08:59 AM. Reason: typo
    Scarlet and Can the Man like this.
    He-Pep!

  6. #6
    Small pumpkin's Avatar
    Small pumpkin is offline Gone Fishing
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Isle of Mull
    Posts
    9,687

    Default

    Welcome to the vine
    Your going to love your polytunnel. I wouldnít be without mine.
    Can the Man likes this.

  7. #7
    Can the Man is offline Seedling
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Blacktrench, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Posts
    99

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bones View Post
    Hello Can the Man and welcome. Your poly tunnel sounds great, I bet you'll have some fun in there
    Thanks Mr Bones, Iím looking forward to getting some veg growing in it at the moment I have some spuds and lettuce
    Mr Bones likes this.

  8. #8
    Can the Man is offline Seedling
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Blacktrench, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Posts
    99

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-ell View Post
    Hello and welcome. If you chit your spuds in December and plant them in the polytunnel in dec/Jan you should get an early crop of new potatoes.

    Next month is the time to start sowing for the winter crops for the polytunnel
    Thanks Jay-ell, thatís a great idea, Iíll try that. I tried planting potatoes for Christmas before but they got hit with frost as they were outside

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts