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Marley's Tunnel...

Discussion in 'Poly-Tunnel Gardening' started by Marley Farley, May 17, 2013.

  1. Marley Farley

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    :SUNsmile: I decided to bite the bullet & get the biggest tunnel I could for my new plot of land.. 25ft x 14ft..
    I have just bought one of these with double doors at either end..
    http://www.premierpolytunnels.co.uk/product-details.asp?prod_id=47&level_id=13&level=2

    I have upgraded where I can too.. Yes a bit dearer maybe but it is the largest diameter tubing I could find as to me that was important as it is a bit exposed there.. My friend is having my little old tunnel & this will go over the top of the area as this one is as wide as the old one was long.! ;)

    Watch this space...... :yes:
     
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      Ooooohh. Lucky you! I am green with envy! Lol.
      What are you going to put in it?
       
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      Very nice Marley :)
       
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        You will enjoy it when it is rainy and windy outside and you have your little cosy jungle.
         
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        Well in my small tunnel now I have broad beans, cabbage, cauli, artichokes, shallots, strawberries & garlic all growing happily at present... :biggrin: So when the new tunnel goes up those will be across the bottom but as I harvest them I will get my ground back... Waiting in the wings in my greenhouse, I have runner beans, french beans, peas, toms peppers, courgettes, sweetcorn & sal stuff all waiting to go into the new tunnel..... :doh: :SUNsmile:
         
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        No struggling for space now Marley ! Looks good :dbgrtmb: Pictures please when set up and in full swing :blue thumb:
         
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        Wow that's a good size I wish mine was that big amazing how much space you use up thought mine would be massive but now wish it was bigger
         
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          That was what I thought too... :biggrin:
           
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          That's a great size Marley and in particular the height of nearly 8ft is going to give you plenty of scope for growing things, even at a foot in from the sides it's 5ft tall..very impressive!!

          Have you opted for crop bars too? They will be very handy.

          Steve...:)
           
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          Ooh isn't it just Steve.. I cant wait for it to arrive now & get it up as I have so much stuff waiting to go into it..!! :biggrin:
          No I didn't go for crop bars this time as I ordered the triple ridge kit instead.. They work as crop bars & if I still feel I need some I will get them.. ;)
           
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          Looks great MF, decidedly green. I've been struggling with no greenhouse since the small 1 which was here when we bought the house went west a couple of winters ago. I have a sort of summerhouse thing which works so so but it has a solid roof so plants tend to get leggy if in it too long.Agree it's amazing how much space you need. At my last house I had a greenhouse which was 9ft x 14ft and that was stuffed full. Look forward to some photos when you new "baby" is up, you'll never want to be outside again!
           
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            :biggrin: I know, no matter how bigger one we get we still manage to run out of room...!! Quite excited now I can tell you.. Pics will be posted as soon as it is up.... :SUNsmile:
             
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              Yay my tunnel eventually arrived this morning... 15 packages!! I had to wait because they had to wait.. I wanted the 750 polythene cover.. Soo weather permitting it is all systems go this weekend to get it up... :yahoo:
              I sure hope so as so many plants waiting to go in.. :doh:
               
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                Best of luck Marley, hope it all goes well for you!

                Steve...:)
                 
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