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can i grow tomatoes in a polytunnel???


By Sandra

pembrokeshire, Wales Wal

we are thinking of growing tomatoes is a polytunnel. is this a good idea or di we need a greenhouse???



Sandra. A polytunnel is just great for tomatoes. Loads of room and insects can get in easily for pollination (or should that be polytunnelation?)


30 Oct, 2008


Yes they grow very well and fruit well but I had trouble with Blackbirds pecking the fruit, because you do have to leave some open doors at times.

30 Oct, 2008


Yes Sandra, You can grow tomatoes in a polytunnel but you will need a blower to keep down condensation.
If you need to open doors, netting will keep the blackbirds away.

30 Oct, 2008


Sandra. I found tomatoes growing in my polytunnel were badly affected by damp and needed more ventilation.
As I have chickens I could not leave the doors open so I solved my problem by replacing the polythene covering the doors with plastic windbreak. I also left more ventilation space between my plants and have had no further problems. Good luck

30 Oct, 2008


Good advice I think Pancho.

30 Oct, 2008


thanks for the advice. how far apart do i need to plant them...

31 Oct, 2008


thanks to you guys we built in huge removable doors at both ends for good ventilation it has made it so easy to cool it down on hot days..and yes you can grow tomatoes in the

15 Aug, 2011

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