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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

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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!

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Essential tools for your polytunnel

Having the right tools and materials in your polytunnel saves time and effort, and needn't cost a fortune.

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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...

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Growing cucumbers

Indoors or outdoors, growing cucumbers is easy provided you take good care of the seedlings.

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Grow strawberries in a polytunnel for really early crops

Forget June - you can be picking fresh, tasty strawberries as early as April using a polytunnel.

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Garlic and Elephant Garlic

Garlic is easy to grow and virtually pest-free, so it’s well worth giving it some space - especially in a polytunnel or greenhouse.

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Growing citrus trees

Growing citrus trees

It's quite possible to grow citrus trees in the UK, so long as you can give them a warm, sheltered spot.

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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.

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The Tashi Tunnel: sending a polytunnel to India

The Tashi Tunnel: sending a polytunnel to India

We're sending a polytunnel to an organic farm in south India. Why? Find out here.

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Growing Onions

Easy to grow and easy to store, there are lots of different types of onion available and different approaches to growing them.

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Types of Polytunnel

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

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Polytunnel Uses

A brief summary of the most popular uses of polytunnels from vegetable growing to sheltering animals in winter.

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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?
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