First Tunnels has a selection of products that helps keep 'Jack Frost' at bay. Fleece, cloche hoops, insulation and of course heaters, both electric and gas.
Whether you have a collection of plants outside or some delicate ones that need protecting inside your polytunnels, we have the solution for you. Our range of frost protection for plants includes heaters for larger polytunnels and bubble insulation rolls to keep plants safely tucked in over winter. For outdoor plants and garden beds, we also have heavy-duty cloche film and mini polytunnels. All of these have been specially designed to protect your plants over winter saving you time and money for the following spring. Browse through our range and place your order your garden frost protection today.
See below answers to some common questions we get asked about frost protection.
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HOW TO COVER PLANTS FOR FROST PROTECTION?
Some plants need frost protection, while others are hardier and will simply lose their leaves and become dormant over the colder months. However, some plants and garden beds need protection from the frost. One of the easiest ways to protect your plants from frost is with a mini polytunnel over garden beds but you can also purchase a roll of bubble insulation from First Tunnels and gently wrap shrubs, bushes and smaller trees. In many ways, this acts like a mini greenhouse keeping the frost away from foliage so your plants can make a quick recovery when the warmth of spring returns. Potted plants are easy to protect. All you have to do is bring them indoors or into a larger polytunnel.
HOW TO PROTECT PLANTS FROM FROST IN A GREENHOUSE?
The marvellous thing about greenhouses and polytunnels is that they can get quite warm during the day, even in the winter. However, the mercury can take a considerable dive overnight and this can result in frost affecting plants inside a greenhouse. To prevent frost from damaging your plants inside a greenhouse or polytunnel, you can install a heater to work during the night or you can cover your plants with insulating materials such as our heavy-duty cloche film or bubble insulation.
For more advice on protecting your plants during frosty weather, call us on 01282 601253 or email us at [email protected].