Growing Gifts

When you buy one of our Domestic or Commercial Polytunnels (Excludes Mini Polytunnel) you will receive a Lucky Bag full of polytunnel goodies.

Top polytunnel books

The two best selling polytunnel books by Andy McKee and Mark Gatter The Polytunnel Handbook and How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel all Year Round.

Everything you need to know can be found within these books, whether you're a novice or an old hand, these books offer fantastic insight and will ensure you're polytunnel is a thriving hub of activity all year round..

Top polytunnel books

Crop wheel

A wealth of growing information...when to sow, grow, harvest and a really useful measuring device too.

The First Tunnels Crop wheel has been developed working with real polytunnel gardeners, to give you all the crop information you could need in one handy device. When to sow? What type of soil? How far apart? How long to germinate? Get the answers to these and many more questions for over 35 of the most popular crops. PLUS...the crop wheel also doubles up as a measuring tape for your crop spacing and planting.

Crop wheel

Tomato seeds

Tomatoes are always a really popular choice with polytunnel gardeners. In fact we don’t think we’ve ever been to a polytunnel that doesn’t have tomatoes growing inside. So we what better way to help our customers get their polytunnel gardening off to a flying start than with some top tomatoes. There’s even an online guide to growing them in our 'Top of the crops' pages, so there’s no excuse not to get growing pretty much straight away.

Tomato Seeds

Polytunnel planner

The essential monthly planner packed full of tips and advice.

But the beauty of this planner has to be the endless golden nuggets of information it contains. It will rapidly become indispensable for keeping records, making plans and generally guaranteeing you don't miss a trick as you move from month to month, season to season...

Can you think of an easier and more reliable way to keep a note of what you planted...and when? Or when it germinated? Or when it was ready to harvest? Or jot down all manner of reminders, ideas, bug warnings and tips to refer to next year...and the year after?

Polytunnel planner

All FREE when you buy a Domestic or Commercial polytunnel

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About First Tunnels

We’re a close-knit bunch of skilled professionals who take an enormous pride in the quality and versatility of our products, But we’re enthusiasts too - we use our own products, and that means we’ve introduced lots of improvements and innovations over the years…based on first-hand everyday practical experience. We work hand-in hand with top growing experts. We even have our own allotment for some seriously hands-on gardening, often accompanied by communal summer and winter barbecues because all work and no play would be very dull!

Polytunnel Community

Reviewed by you, Followed by you, Liked by you and listened to by us. We have a strong online polytunnel community, 35k Facebook Fans, 10k Twitter Followers and over 3m YouTube Views. Our community of dedicated, passionate Polytunnel gardening friends, love to share their sowing tips, growing hints and harvesting secrets with each other. But more importantly for you, as a customer or a potential customer, you can post your comments in all their glory or gory details. Come and join the Polytunnel family.

Construction Help & Advice

Our six man construction team has a wealth of polytunnel construction knowledge and are more than happy to share tips and advice with any of our customers. Many of the team have been quite literally 'hands on' developing the First Tunnels vast array of construction videos and in depth instruction guides. Our construction team are available to answer your questions and help in whatever way they can. Simply call 01282 601253 on week days between 9am-5pm...PLUS weekend cover on 07801 601253, between 9am-5pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are proud of our products and the time that we have put in to making sure that all our products are first class. We understand that purchasing a polytunnel is a considerable investment, and whilst we have lots of help and advice on this site, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and blog pages many people like to compare and contrast before they commit their hard earned cash to buying. To this end we have compiled a list of the most common questions and provide 10 top reasons why First Tunnels Polytunnels is the top choice.

Getting Growing

Part of the fun of owning a polytunnel is picking the brains of people who really know how to make the most of the real growing potential. So we're making it easy for you...with some of the best brains in the business! This site now includes features, produced exclusively for First Tunnels by Andy McKee and Mark Gatter - best-selling authors of 'How to grow food in your Polytunnel' and 'The Polytunnel Handbook'. We also have videos from BBC’s Gardeners’ Question Time presenter, Paul Peacock. We also have a host of growing guides from Sam Youd, presenter & judge for the Royal Horticultural Society & Tatton Park Head Gardener.

Other Useful Stuff

What better way to learn about company dependability, product quality and customer service than to hear it straight from other consumers? By giving customers the opportunity to share their First Tunnels shopping experience, we believe this is the best reflection of our companies’ product and service. To help reinforce credibility, popularity and reputation, we have subscribed to not one, not two...but THREE independent review companies. We value all feedback, good, bad or ugly and hope to build a long lasting relationship with our customer, through our high quality products and friendly service, to ensure they do not hesitate to order again and again with First Tunnels in the future.