What is a polytunnel? You could think of it as being a time machine which can take you to a different season, or a transportation device which can move your garden a thousand miles to the south. Instead of making the best of the climate of the United Kingdom, a poly tunnel allows you to grow plants as if you were living on the Mediterranean.
The key to this is solar heat gain - the mechanism by which your polytunnel absorbs heat from the sun and then retains it. Cold temperatures inhibit plant growth, but within your polytunnel it is always a season warmer. This allows you to grow plants far more easily and successfully, no matter what the time of year.
There are other benefits too. Plants grown under cover will be protected from winds and heavy rain. Instead, you can carefully control the growing environment, ensuring optimal conditions. Produce grown in a polytunnel is therefore likely to end up both bigger and more tender because having grown in a protected environment, plants have no need to develop the wood cells which provide the rigidity needed outdoors but which also sap energy and reduce taste.
6ft Wide Polytunnels
When you need to grow plants throughout the year, our 6ft wide polytunnel we supply here at First Tunnels Polytunnels would be just perfect for your needs. This model is ideal for growers with restricted space but love the idea of Polytunnel growing. *UK Mainland.
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8ft Wide Polytunnels
For those gardeners that require additional growing space, our 8ft wide poly tunnels gives your crops the extra capacity to grow and flourish. Comprehensive Polytunnel construction guides ensures a speedy trouble free polytunnel erection. *UK Mainland
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10ft Wide Polytunnels
10ft wide polytunnels are perfect for domestic properties and allotments which makes the 10ft wide range of poly tunnels our best seller! When comparing poly tunnel suppliers, take a look at our polytunnel buyers guide. *UK Mainland
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12ft Wide Polytunnels
Here at First Tunnels Polytunnels, we are dedicated to ensuring a trouble free build. To this end, we have a poly tunnel construction team available 7 days a week who have built domestic Polytunnels for hobby growers and gardeners and commercial poly tunnels for professional growers and farmers throughout the UK. *UK Mainland.
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14ft Wide Polytunnels
The 14ft wide poly tunnel is the largest model in the domestic garden Polytunnel range. These Polytunnels are made using 35mm galvanised steel tubing, the strongest available for the domestic hobby poly tunnel growers. Free Polytunnel growing books included with every poly tunnel kit. *UK Mainland.
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