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our new polytunnel part two...

sandra

By sandra

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we have been preparing things for the last couple of weeks’

we had hoped to do it on the weekend but the rugby got in the way…lol

this is Julian working the jigsaw out…lol
thank goodnes we had so much help. once the plastic was unleashed it was so huge one gust of wind and who knows what would have happened.lol

we are going to grow tomatos for the local farmers market.
he loves his veg…onions especialy. i bet a few pop up in here…
.
his dad (who we recently lost) was a giant veg grower.
so it runs in the family.

just adding a few more photos i took today. fixed the plastic to the doorways. buried the plastic along the edges started tidying up the ground outside the tunnel. now we have to make and fix the doors so we can start filling it up..

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Well done to Julian on working out the jigsaw, and to all your helpers for getting the tunnel up without it blowing away.Lol.

Looking forward to pictures later on when the tunnel is full of tomatoes and maybe vegetables, too. :o)

19 Feb, 2009

 

thanks TT
we are going to finish the ends today. we are having two big doorways so the air can circulate when the weather warms up.

19 Feb, 2009

 

OMG its Huge Sandra :O Well Done Every 1 for doing a Super Job on the Tunnel :)

19 Feb, 2009

 

i'm amazed just how big it is now its up...cant wait to fill it up :-))

19 Feb, 2009

 

Itl be such a great Use for u Sandra i cant wait 2see what u grow in there :)

19 Feb, 2009

 

the sun is shining and i'm off outside now to enjoy it. happy days :-))

19 Feb, 2009

 

Sandra that a tunnel & a half as the saying goes, well done to all for putting it up, looking forwould to seeing it full.

19 Feb, 2009

 

Its now Shinning Here 2 which is great as it was Raining 1st thing :( Off Myself to Garden Now :)

19 Feb, 2009

 

Sandra, you must live on a huge block to accommodate that giant tunnel. It looks fantastic, but my greatest worry is, will it stand the storms? How does the plastic get attached to the frame? And what did you do to all that left over hanging plastic on the ground? Did you dig it in or what. I am so curious about this project. It will be interesting to find out what the lowest and highest temps will be in there. How are you going to water all the plants and vegs growing in there, when no rain will be able to fall on it? Or can you roll back the covers? Great job well done!

19 Feb, 2009

 

It's amazing! Well done to the workers...Yes, I'd like to see it full, as well!

And to know the answers to M's questions...

19 Feb, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Now THAT'S what I call a greenhouse!! lol

19 Feb, 2009

 

love the poly tunnel, not so chuffed about the rugby score , bet you're happy though :-) ....... steve

19 Feb, 2009

 

great comments thanks.. :-))

we live in the middle of a field in the middle of know where, the nearest shop is 3 miles away. we are right on the coast so we do get strong south westerly winds/gales. the old polytunel stood for 4 years and was only taken down to be replaced with a bigger one. we earn our living selling plants and gardening. this year we thought we would try tomatos. its too windy outside here so we grew a few in our old tunnel along with runner beans. they went well so we thought we'd try to sell the produce at the local farmers market. alongside our succulents and shrubs. it does get very hot inside them in the summer, so we have huge doors at each end. watering is a problem as we get our water from and underground spring. we have installed atwo tanks to colect the water from the roof of our shed havent worked out how to collect it of the tunnel. any ideas??

19 Feb, 2009

 

and yes we are happy about the rugby.
come on wales...:-))

19 Feb, 2009

 

Looks good! Good luck with the vegetable selling.

19 Feb, 2009

 

Looks brilliant Sandra. Sounds like you live in a lovely location and what a way to earn a living, great.

19 Feb, 2009

 

That is fabulous, also looking forward to future blogs......

19 Feb, 2009

 

There's plenty of room in there Sandra :o) There's nothing like fresh tomatoes from the greenhouse.

19 Feb, 2009

 

thanks folks..:-))

spent all day sorting out the end bits. just have to make and fit the doors now.

i agree hywel there's nothing like home grown tomatos.

19 Feb, 2009

 

Hi Congratulations on getting the tunnel up. It looks bigger than my garden!

19 Feb, 2009

 

it's definitely bigger than mine!

19 Feb, 2009

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