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Polytunnels: preparing for winter

Polytunnels: preparing for winter

Make sure you've finished preparing the polytunnel for winter before you put your feet up
Planning Permission for Polytunnels (Wales)

Planning Permission for Polytunnels (Wales)

Do you need planning permission for polytunnels? Unless you live in a National Park, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or similar, garden polytunnels usually don’t – but visit the Welsh version of...
More tools for your polytunnel

More tools for your polytunnel

Here’s another set of really useful polytunnel / greenhouse tools. Some are obvious enough, some less so - but they're all pretty much essential!
Essential tools for your polytunnel

Essential tools for your polytunnel

Having the right tools and materials in your polytunnel saves time and effort, and needn't cost a fortune.
The first year in a polytunnel: planning, beds and seeds

The first year in a polytunnel: planning, beds and seeds

If you’re thinking of putting in a polytunnel here are some tips on how to plan everything – including filling it with your first plants. Don’t just jump in! There are some important...
Growing Leeks

Growing Leeks

Leeks are easy to grow, space-efficient and hardy too.
Polytunnels in Winter

Polytunnels in Winter

Understanding the tunnel environment in winter means separating three important factors which affect plant growth; sunlight, temperature and wind chill.
Review: The Fruit Tree Handbook

Review: The Fruit Tree Handbook

If you've ever thought about planting a luscious orchard, this comprehensive book will tell you how.
Types of Polytunnel

Types of Polytunnel

The basic structure of a polytunnel (hoophouse) is simple, but variations on the basic theme include some impressive high-end products.
Polytunnel Uses

Polytunnel Uses

A brief summary of the most popular uses of polytunnels from vegetable growing to sheltering animals in winter.
Growing Under Cover: an introduction

Growing Under Cover: an introduction

Being able to grow under cover is crucial in any plot. But which is right for you - growing under plastic, or under glass?
Guerrilla gardening

Guerrilla gardening

Guerrilla gardeners grow flowers, trees or food on scraps of neglected or poorly-maintained land without permission.
Review: the Growveg garden planner

Review: the Growveg garden planner

The Growveg garden planner claims to take the hard work out of making the most of your growing space. But is it up to the job?
Gardenshare schemes – an alternative to allotments

Gardenshare schemes – an alternative to allotments

Gardenshare schemes pair up would-be growers with people who have land, but aren't using it. We discuss the pros and cons.
Growing in a community farm or garden

Growing in a community farm or garden

Community farm or garden projects are run co-operatively instead of being divided into individually-managed plots.
Growing in a back yard plot

Growing in a back yard plot

You don’t need to have a 'proper' vegetable garden to grow your own food - just access to light.
Growing on an allotment

Growing on an allotment

Allotments are small plots of public land made available for individuals to use for growing their own food. We discuss the pros and cons.
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