Discussion in 'Poly-Tunnel Gardening' started by Webmaster, May 17, 2015.
Going to be doing something to my tunnels again this year .... Keep them peeled
How do you peel a polytunnel?
That is what I'm doing Steve, two are going to become 1
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.
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
Comparison, older 10ft x 20ft tunnel on the left
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