A mini polytunnel is an ideal solution for your garden, because unlike a greenhouse, it can be easily moved should you decide to relocate it. They are a cost-effective addition to your garden, protecting your vegetable crops from the weather and from pests.
With a mini polytunnel protecting your crops, you will also find that you add at least 6 to 8 weeks of growing time to your garden.
A mini polytunnel, portable plant protector, or small space polytunnel is ideal if space is limited. They are also a great way of trying your hand at growing vegetables, as well as introducing children to the joys of growing their own food.
Small, mini polytunnels are perfect for residential gardens as they can be set up anywhere and moved around as needed. They offer exceptional protection for a residential vegetable garden and can protect your crops from bad weather and attack from pests. You'll not only get to enjoy more fresh vegetables for salads and cooking, but you can also extend your growing season by starting earlier in the year and finishing the season long after the first chill sets in.
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A mini polytunnel is a fantastic activity for the family for several reasons. Children these days spend too much time indoors and sadly, many don't understand where their food comes from. You may also have picky eaters in the home that would benefit from learning how to grow their own food.
Set up your own little garden and protect your crops with a mini polytunnel kit. Get the kids involved and watch their enthusiasm as they plant seeds, tend the garden and watch their crops grow. They'll be so captivated by this that they may also be very eager to finally eat the food after growing their own.
See below a common question we get asked about mini polytunnels.
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Are mini polytunnels easy to maintain?
Yes, mini polytunnels are generally easy to maintain. They require regular watering and ventilation to keep the plants healthy, but other than that, they don't require a lot of maintenance. You may need to check for pests and diseases occasionally, but overall, mini polytunnels are a low-maintenance way to grow your own produce
How long does a mini polytunnel last?
A well-maintained mini polytunnel can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years. It's important to choose a polytunnel made from durable materials that can withstand the elements, and to keep the cover and frame in good condition by regularly checking for tears or damage.
How do I clean a mini polytunnel?
To clean a mini polytunnel, start by removing any debris or dead plant material from inside. Then, use a soft brush or cloth to gently clean the interior and exterior of the cover. You can also use a mild soap solution to help remove any dirt or grime. Avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as these can damage the polytunnel cover. Finally, rinse the cover thoroughly with a hose or watering can and allow it to air dry before replacing it on the frame.
What can I grow in a mini polytunnel?
The best thing about polytunnel mini gardens is that there are so many things you can grow. Some of the easiest plants to grow in a mini polytunnel include: Lettuce Spinach Radishes Tomatoes Cucumber Shallots Cabbage Garlic Find out how to grow these crops by visiting our Top of the Crops Guides. Start off with simple crops like lettuce and cocktail tomatoes or even a few herbs. Once you've produced a nice crop of vegetables, experiment with other seeds. In time, you'll know which ones are the easiest to grow as well as which ones your family likes to eat. Get in touch with us by calling 01282 601253 or emailing us at [email protected]. Order your mini polytunnel today and introduce your family to the joys of gardening.