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  2. Steve R
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    Steve's Polytunnels

    Images are missing due to being held to ransom by last hosting company. I'm working on a "workaround" for this and will implement asap.Steve..:)
    Images are missing due to being held to ransom by last hosting company. I'm working on a "workaround" for this and will implement asap.Steve..:)
    Images are missing due to being held to ransom by last hosting company. I'm working on a "workaround" for this and will implement asap.Steve..:)
    Images are missing due to being held to ransom by last hosting company. I'm working on a "workaround" for this and will implement asap.Steve..:)
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  3. Marley Farley
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    Marley's Tunnel...

    I pulled the onions today and peeled the dry or nasty skins of the shallots today as well .. will put pics up later..
    I pulled the onions today and peeled the dry or nasty skins of the shallots today as well .. will put pics up later..
    I pulled the onions today and peeled the dry or nasty skins of the shallots today as well .. will put pics up later..
    I pulled the onions today and peeled the dry or nasty skins of the shallots today as well .. will put pics up later..
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  4. Webmaster
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    My Polytunnel(s)

    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
    Nicely done Nathan..Steve...:)
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  6. Poly Hive

    My bodged poly due to sloping ground

    Showing the height difference I had to deal with. No doubt there are better ways but this is what I thought of.
    Showing the height difference I had to deal with. No doubt there are better ways but this is what I thought of.
    Showing the height difference I had to deal with. No doubt there are better ways but this is what I thought of.
    Showing the height difference I had to deal with. No doubt there are better ways but this is what I thought of.
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  7. Scrungee
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    My £86, 6 x 3m polytunnel from ebay

    Reserved
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    Reserved
    Reserved
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  8. Jimcub

    Another eBay poly

    Just an update the cost of my polytunnel watering system was £14, plus hose and connectors which I had nocking about in the shed so no extra cost to me. The water butt pump was a sale item in...
    Just an update the cost of my polytunnel watering system was £14, plus hose and connectors which I had nocking about in the shed so no extra cost to me. The water butt pump was a sale item in wickes for £16, so 30 odd quid for a system to use all summer, during illness and holidays is very cost...
    Just an update the cost of my polytunnel watering system was £14, plus hose and connectors which I had nocking about in the shed so no extra cost to me. The water butt pump was a sale item in wickes for £16, so 30 odd quid for a system to use all...
    Just an update the cost of my polytunnel watering system was £14, plus hose and connectors which I had nocking about in the shed so no extra cost to me. The water butt pump was a sale item in...
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  9. wavebuster

    HOW MANY?

    A gardener I have a great respect for is Richard Sandford of Lower Lovetts Farm Lower Lovetts Farm ::He grows his tomatoes in smallish pots too.From this gallery Lower Lovetts Farm ::...
    A gardener I have a great respect for is Richard Sandford of Lower Lovetts Farm Lower Lovetts Farm ::He grows his tomatoes in smallish pots too.From this gallery Lower Lovetts Farm :: DetailsSteve...:)
    A gardener I have a great respect for is Richard Sandford of Lower Lovetts Farm Lower Lovetts Farm ::He grows his tomatoes in smallish pots too.From this gallery Lower Lovetts Farm :: DetailsSteve...:)
    A gardener I have a great respect for is Richard Sandford of Lower Lovetts Farm Lower Lovetts Farm ::He grows his tomatoes in smallish pots too.From this gallery Lower Lovetts Farm ::...
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  10. Quackerjack

    Solar Powered Fan to aid ventilation?

    Dick always seemed to work backwards, he`d build whatever it was then try to figure why it didnt work, physics and thermodynamics arent his thing ;) It would be great if a cubic metre of...
    Dick always seemed to work backwards, he`d build whatever it was then try to figure why it didnt work, physics and thermodynamics arent his thing ;) It would be great if a cubic metre of gravel/broken glass and a pc fan could heat and cool a greenhouse but tbh a hot cuppa tea (heating) and an...
    Dick always seemed to work backwards, he`d build whatever it was then try to figure why it didnt work, physics and thermodynamics arent his thing ;) It would be great if a cubic metre of gravel/broken glass and a pc fan could heat and cool a...
    Dick always seemed to work backwards, he`d build whatever it was then try to figure why it didnt work, physics and thermodynamics arent his thing ;) It would be great if a cubic metre of...
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  11. Jimcub

    Poly tunnel doors

    I used an old wood greenhouse end frame to make a ready made door, works well and I can lock it. Plus a roll of mesh to make a barrier for cats when door is open in hot weather,
    I used an old wood greenhouse end frame to make a ready made door, works well and I can lock it. Plus a roll of mesh to make a barrier for cats when door is open in hot weather,
    I used an old wood greenhouse end frame to make a ready made door, works well and I can lock it. Plus a roll of mesh to make a barrier for cats when door is open in hot weather,
    I used an old wood greenhouse end frame to make a ready made door, works well and I can lock it. Plus a roll of mesh to make a barrier for cats when door is open in hot weather,
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  12. Davidsup

    Using windbreak netting on top to protect and tightening cover polytunnel

    I used webbing straps with 18" ground anchors, loosely tied so not to bend the plastic but will not allow it to expand in the wind. 3 on a 9m tunnel
    I used webbing straps with 18" ground anchors, loosely tied so not to bend the plastic but will not allow it to expand in the wind. 3 on a 9m tunnel
    I used webbing straps with 18" ground anchors, loosely tied so not to bend the plastic but will not allow it to expand in the wind. 3 on a 9m tunnel
    I used webbing straps with 18" ground anchors, loosely tied so not to bend the plastic but will not allow it to expand in the wind. 3 on a 9m tunnel
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  13. savo318

    Pollinating toms in a tunnel

    Does anyone have any tips on pollinating broad beans in a tunnel?
    Does anyone have any tips on pollinating broad beans in a tunnel?
    Does anyone have any tips on pollinating broad beans in a tunnel?
    Does anyone have any tips on pollinating broad beans in a tunnel?
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  14. Poly Hive

    is this any good please?

    Tip: Add a sticky label to the side of your tape measure and write on that to avoid keep losing scraps of paper with dimensions on before you get home.Overall length of '6 metre' long tunnel is...
    Tip: Add a sticky label to the side of your tape measure and write on that to avoid keep losing scraps of paper with dimensions on before you get home.Overall length of '6 metre' long tunnel is 5950mm and removing a single intermediate section would reduce it by 990mm, reducing the overall...
    Tip: Add a sticky label to the side of your tape measure and write on that to avoid keep losing scraps of paper with dimensions on before you get home.Overall length of '6 metre' long tunnel is 5950mm and removing a single intermediate section...
    Tip: Add a sticky label to the side of your tape measure and write on that to avoid keep losing scraps of paper with dimensions on before you get home.Overall length of '6 metre' long tunnel is...
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  15. Leadbelly

    Clothes drying in tunnel

    same as mine great piece of kit saves a fortune in the tumble drier alex
    same as mine great piece of kit saves a fortune in the tumble drier alex
    same as mine great piece of kit saves a fortune in the tumble drier alex
    same as mine great piece of kit saves a fortune in the tumble drier alex
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  16. Quackerjack

    what to grow and what not to grow?

    That is great, thanks. Either you are feeding an army or else you are awfully fond of brassicas! :)
    That is great, thanks. Either you are feeding an army or else you are awfully fond of brassicas! :)
    That is great, thanks. Either you are feeding an army or else you are awfully fond of brassicas! :)
    That is great, thanks. Either you are feeding an army or else you are awfully fond of brassicas! :)
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  17. Poly Hive

    Where to source from

    Thanks (belatedly) for this Steve.Due to lack of tow bar and trailer buying commercial is not going to be possible.My proposed site is pretty sheltered so a lighter model will hopefully be...
    Thanks (belatedly) for this Steve.Due to lack of tow bar and trailer buying commercial is not going to be possible.My proposed site is pretty sheltered so a lighter model will hopefully be quite suitable.Any makes you can suggest as we can fit in 5m x 3 or 4m.PH
    Thanks (belatedly) for this Steve.Due to lack of tow bar and trailer buying commercial is not going to be possible.My proposed site is pretty sheltered so a lighter model will hopefully be quite suitable.Any makes you can suggest as we...
    Thanks (belatedly) for this Steve.Due to lack of tow bar and trailer buying commercial is not going to be possible.My proposed site is pretty sheltered so a lighter model will hopefully be...
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  18. freeflow

    Lean to growing versus polytunel

    Forgot to mention there is clear corrugated sheeting available so you can replace the rooftop?
    Forgot to mention there is clear corrugated sheeting available so you can replace the rooftop?
    Forgot to mention there is clear corrugated sheeting available so you can replace the rooftop?
    Forgot to mention there is clear corrugated sheeting available so you can replace the rooftop?
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  19. Scudo

    poly greenhouse

    Condensation will persist from day today, its part of our damp climate. Dampness can be more of a killer than the actual cold.You can only do your best and ventilate when ever you get the chance.
    Condensation will persist from day today, its part of our damp climate. Dampness can be more of a killer than the actual cold.You can only do your best and ventilate when ever you get the chance.
    Condensation will persist from day today, its part of our damp climate. Dampness can be more of a killer than the actual cold.You can only do your best and ventilate when ever you get the chance.
    Condensation will persist from day today, its part of our damp climate. Dampness can be more of a killer than the actual cold.You can only do your best and ventilate when ever you get the chance.
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  20. Rob Taylor

    Time for a tunnel

    stainless bolts would be best but could cost you more than the tunnel. If you coat zinc bolts/hardware with a thin layer of vaseline it`ll keep the moisture off and they wont rust as fast.
    stainless bolts would be best but could cost you more than the tunnel. If you coat zinc bolts/hardware with a thin layer of vaseline it`ll keep the moisture off and they wont rust as fast.
    stainless bolts would be best but could cost you more than the tunnel. If you coat zinc bolts/hardware with a thin layer of vaseline it`ll keep the moisture off and they wont rust as fast.
    stainless bolts would be best but could cost you more than the tunnel. If you coat zinc bolts/hardware with a thin layer of vaseline it`ll keep the moisture off and they wont rust as fast.
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  21. wavebuster
    Funny x 4

    NOBODY LIKES TO DO IT!

    Potato/Tomato blight needs green material to survive. It will not overwinter in the soil.
    Potato/Tomato blight needs green material to survive. It will not overwinter in the soil.
    Potato/Tomato blight needs green material to survive. It will not overwinter in the soil.
    Potato/Tomato blight needs green material to survive. It will not overwinter in the soil.
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  22. Tijs

    Polytunnel and raised beds

    All neat and tidy, I can't get my body to function as it did to get in the garden yet. I have a green cover and it passed the wind test, previously it had been ripped off and I hand stitched it...
    All neat and tidy, I can't get my body to function as it did to get in the garden yet. I have a green cover and it passed the wind test, previously it had been ripped off and I hand stitched it together. I bought a second cover for £20 which I have in reserve, I also have a gazebo up since last...
    All neat and tidy, I can't get my body to function as it did to get in the garden yet. I have a green cover and it passed the wind test, previously it had been ripped off and I hand stitched it together. I bought a second cover for £20 which I...
    All neat and tidy, I can't get my body to function as it did to get in the garden yet. I have a green cover and it passed the wind test, previously it had been ripped off and I hand stitched it...
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  23. wavebuster

    Polytunnel polythene

    Steve, I haven't a clue where to begin on posting photo's! I'm not computer savvy enough sorry:love30:
    Steve, I haven't a clue where to begin on posting photo's! I'm not computer savvy enough sorry:love30:
    Steve, I haven't a clue where to begin on posting photo's! I'm not computer savvy enough sorry:love30:
    Steve, I haven't a clue where to begin on posting photo's! I'm not computer savvy enough sorry:love30:
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  24. Mo_

    new polytunnel

    Definitely stake it in to the ground and it will also support the frame. My one is galvanised but still not strong enough against gale force winds of 90mph. If you are quite handy at diy i would...
    Definitely stake it in to the ground and it will also support the frame. My one is galvanised but still not strong enough against gale force winds of 90mph. If you are quite handy at diy i would make one using scaffold poles and plastic pipe.
    Definitely stake it in to the ground and it will also support the frame. My one is galvanised but still not strong enough against gale force winds of 90mph. If you are quite handy at diy i would make one using scaffold poles and plastic pipe.
    Definitely stake it in to the ground and it will also support the frame. My one is galvanised but still not strong enough against gale force winds of 90mph. If you are quite handy at diy i would...
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  25. jennywren

    Need some inspiration for winter crops in the polytunnel

    Thought I'd post an update...we've been eating the oriental greens as salad and leaving the lettuce to grow on a bit. I think this little lot should see us through a few more weeks. In the other...
    Thought I'd post an update...we've been eating the oriental greens as salad and leaving the lettuce to grow on a bit. I think this little lot should see us through a few more weeks. In the other tunnel I've been using the thinnings from the Pak Choi and Chinese cabbage in salad but have now left...
    Thought I'd post an update...we've been eating the oriental greens as salad and leaving the lettuce to grow on a bit. I think this little lot should see us through a few more weeks. In the other tunnel I've been using the thinnings from the Pak...
    Thought I'd post an update...we've been eating the oriental greens as salad and leaving the lettuce to grow on a bit. I think this little lot should see us through a few more weeks. In the other...
    Poly Jan.JPG Little bowls of salad.JPG
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