New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.

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Nails53

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New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:18 »
Recently bought this polytunnel via Amazon :https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MSVMD7C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 which lasted less than 3 days.
Buying a polytunnel is a bout of a minefield and my Wife and I would appreciate some advice as we don`t have money to throw away.
Looking for a 4 metre polytunnel which is going to withstand strong winds! We would also prefer a clear rather than a green cover but this is not essential. Looking at a budget around £ 200 - 300 but can be flexible if the PT is sturdy.
Would very much appreciate any help or advice!!
                            Kind regards. :)
 

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Nails53

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Re: New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 09:19 »
Just noticed the sticky regards polytunnels which we will read.
Any extra advice would be appreciated!

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mumofstig

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Re: New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 09:33 »
Have a look at Northern Polytunnels allotment models. Still need a bit of DIY for doors etc. but the lowest priced 'proper' polytunnels I've seen.

Low-Cost DIY Allotment Polytunnel - Northern Polytunnels
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Nails53

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Re: New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 09:54 »
Many thanks for the speedy and helpful reply.
I will check them out. It is my wife who is the gardener and is adamant it must be 4M long.
Again, many thanks.

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Re: New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 17:48 »
I used Northern Polytunnels in my professional life, and they were excellent!
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Re: New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 22:39 »
Their web site has a sales/enquiries phone number , could be useful to speak to someone.
There are web sites that show how to make your own , one uses blue plastic tubing that is used in conjunction with scaffold bars. Have a look on Youtube.
we also rescue rabbits and guinea pigs,grow own veg

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Plot94

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Re: New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 12:48 »
I have two tunnels both of which I got on ebay, even with the added extras (new cover on one)  I bought to get them up and running came in at less than £300. Had one of them for about 5 years now with the original cover 10m x 3m - total cost about £150. Definitely worth a look. :D

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Re: New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 20:18 »
 Have a  good look around online as there are some good deals about
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Re: New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 20:57 »
Have you looked on gumtree, massive greenhouses very cheap.

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Re: New gardener needs Polytunnel advice.
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2019, 10:25 »
Be wary of the cheaper tunnels that have the green cover with the woven reinforcement. I found they tend to cause plants to bolt. I recovered mine after a couple of years in a commercial style clear ( well, very mildly green coloured) polythene and the difference was instant and amazing.
Also, make sure you have good ventilation as they get very humid which can cause you problems. I put a mesh covered ‘window’ at either end when I recovered the tunnel and again, the difference was tremendous.



 

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