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Smallhold Farming and Rural Living => Property, Buildings, Equipment and Alternative Energy => Topic started by: no_akira on May 17, 2017, 13:05

Title: DIY Autonomous Lean-to Polytunnel
Post by: no_akira on May 17, 2017, 13:05
Finally got around to completing this project... cost about 30 Lean-to Polytunnel

Roof batons from fellow roofer plot owner. Heras panel with side cut off and used to create the arched roof.

Front panel rain run off waters tomato / aubergine bed

top panel rear arch run off waters under path where fresh manure is stored

Nice and toasty in here oh and its a rain shelter

Notice "suspended" plant tray, try and climb up there "Mr Snail" ?  :tongue2: :dry: :unsure:
Title: Re: DIY Autonomous Lean-to Polytunnel
Post by: John on May 18, 2017, 10:49
That's very creative! :)

Are you fairly sheltered from wind?

I'm afraid you'll find Mr Snail is very good at climbing - when we had hanging baskets, I think they had a parachute brigade as well.  :(
Title: Re: DIY Autonomous Lean-to Polytunnel
Post by: no_akira on May 18, 2017, 13:28
Yes "fairly" sheltered.. The plot dips about a foot at the bottom end of plot.
Also the lowish trees behind the fence further helps to reduce the wind.

There is a 4" gap between the tray and back wall... unless snails have been in training for the long jump😁😱
Title: Re: DIY Autonomous Lean-to Polytunnel
Post by: John on May 18, 2017, 14:11
There is a 4" gap between the tray and back wall... unless snails have been in training for the long jump😁😱

I'd put nothing past them.....