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My bodged poly due to sloping ground

Discussion in 'Poly-Tunnel Gardening' started by Poly Hive, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Poly Hive

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    Took three weeks to put up due to foundations from previous buildings comprising the hardest stone I have ever encountered. Still have a numb finger from the drilling vibration. The away side is held down by a raised bed due to the ground dropping away. The kit blurb suggested it could be put up in 2 days.... Uh HUH.....NOT.


    The solar panels are driving tomato hydroponic systems which so far seem to be producing the best plants.DSCF2127.jpg
     
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    • Scrungee

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      I can put one up by myself in 2 days, but if Mrs Scungree helps me it will only take a week.
       
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        @Poly Hive what size pumps do you run and how many watts are those panels?

        I have extra solar power that I'm exploring ways to use up :)
         
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        They are kits from here: Solar-Quadgrow

        My wife has a trial running with plants in the soil, some in normal grow bags and the two solar units. The solar plants are looking a lot stronger but we intend weighing the fruit to prove the results.

        From memory the solar panels put out 10 to 12 watts and obviously with the variation in sun strength the power varies as does the consequent output of dripping into the plants. We found that this meant the plants are being watered in harmony with the weather. Now the plants are mature and starting to grow their fruit the roots are into the nutrient tank and the pumps are redundant really but no doubt the watering from the top is still beneficial.

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        I will take some pics of the other side of the poly showing the way I have secured it and what my wife has done with that extra space.... nothing wasted here ye ken!
         
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          Showing the height difference I had to deal with. No doubt there are better ways but this is what I thought of.DSCF2150[1]a.jpgDSCF2151[1]a.jpg
           

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