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My Polytunnel(s)

Discussion in 'Poly-Tunnel Gardening' started by Webmaster, May 17, 2015.

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    Going to be doing something to my tunnels again this year .... Keep them peeled :)
     
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    How do you peel a polytunnel?

    Steve...:snorky:
     
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    That is what I'm doing Steve, two are going to become 1 ;)
     
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    Thought you might do that eventually, as they are already aligned for it. But I expected that to happen when the present covers where a bit more worn or used.

    Steve...:)
     
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    Can you not wait till a little later in the season?

    Once spring is underway, used commercial polytunnel frames start to flood ebay, for next to nothing.

    Here is one 20ft wide, 74ft long for £290. Commercial Polytunnel Frame 20' X 74' | eBay

    You will get much cheaper than that in the spring but you get a wider and longer space with more headroom all with a substantially stronger and longer lasting frames.

    If I was to buy another tunnel, I would buy the above and set up a 30ft length of it, leaving me 44ft x 20ft to sell to a friend or maybe 2...so up to 3 cheap tunnels for all.

    The bonus then would be you have a couple of tunnels now for multi use, useful for propagating or seed starting, or recovered with netting as fruit cages or brassica frames.

    Its a bit of work to do, collecting frame, getting the fittings etc, but I know your not afraid of that given what you have done so far here on this topic.

    My new poly on the right, 18ft x 30ft. Frame cost £100

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    Comparison, older 10ft x 20ft tunnel on the left

    Steve...:)
     
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