polytunnel tension

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Rampant_Weasel

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polytunnel tension
« on: June 28, 2013, 17:17 »
since erecting my tunnel the sides have gone a bit loose.is this normal? it was fine after erection.
do i dig up the sides and retension it or just leave it?

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Re: polytunnel tension
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 06:33 »
The wind will start stretching the plastic, so it's quite normal to see a bit of bagging. Ideally, you'd dig out and rebury the sides, but it isn't the easiest job to do.
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Re: polytunnel tension
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 13:08 »
Warmer weather also slackens the poly.
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Re: polytunnel tension
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 18:11 »
thanks arugula, its still taught end to end its just the side parts.think ill have a go once the crops either side of it have finished.



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