A polytunnel is an elongated, polythene covered frame under which seedlings and plants can be grown. They provide protection to plants and can extend the growing season by several weeks. They come in various shapes and sizes with each polytunnel creating its own microclimate that can enable different types of plants to grow. This means that it’s possible to grow fruits and vegetables using a poly tunnel that wouldn’t naturally grow in our climate.
Within the polythene tunnel, the temperature and humidity are higher. Crops and plants are also covered which means they are not exposed to heat, cold, rain, wind and strong sunlight therefore, they will continue to flourish even during adverse weather conditions. There are many benefits to owning a polytunnel but a key one is that the cost of a polytunnel can be substantially lower than a glasshouse based on like-for-like square footage. The set-up costs for a poly tunnel will always prove the cheaper option.
Growing herbs, fruits and vegetable crops has never been easier with a polytunnel - Learn more about polytunnels.