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Discussion in 'Poly-Tunnel Gardening' started by Jimb0b, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Jimb0b

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    Hi all when I finally get my polytunnel up, I want to put some staging/shelving in for seeds etc etc.

    Which end have people found best (assuming you only have one door).

    I was thinking near the door, as in summer and it’s hot with door open I will at least get a bit more of a breeze when standing there potting up etc, where as the other end I won’t as much.

    Thanks,

    James
     
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      Hi,
      Why not make a door at the other end (if you only have one door) then you can take your pick as to the location of any shelving/staging.
      Much better for circulation as well
       
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      Hi thanks for your reply, the one I have only has a door at one end it’s one of those big green ones, but has a metal framed hinged door rather than a zip door.

      James
       
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      Hi @Jimb0b I have a large poly tunnel now with double doors at each end but when I had my little tunnel it was most beneficious at the end of the tunnel that gets the most sun all day.. They can heat up to very high temps.. When I started mine little ones door was at the least sunny end..... No good.. Everything struggled or cooked behind the polythene, so took the cover off and put it on the other way... Much much better things didn't die of heat exhaustion. Watering twice daily nor enough once turned around I had success.. Soo have the door at the sunny end.. :thumbsup:
       
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      Thanks makes sense, but I was more thinking of me standing/sitting there potting up and doing bits and bobs and slowly getting cooked hahahaha
      that’s why I thought shelving near the door? (Bit of a breeze for me)

      Sun isn’t a problem it will all be in sun it’s not over shadowed by anything

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      :whistle: Yes you were asking the shelving problem.. Sorry.. Went off on a tangent there.. if your tunnel is in full sun put your shelving in a bright area, but not direct sun or they will cook.. Maybe rig some shade up if seedlings get too hot... Seedlings want bright but not full sun..
       
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