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Prepare for the winter months with handy tips for frost-protection and polytunnel maintenance, as well as tips on what to sow this autumn. With winter on its way, now’s your chance to get your polytunnel organised, make way for winter crops (if you haven’t already) and prepare for the fall in temperatures.

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The best time to water your polytunnel, as with elsewhere in your garden, is in the evening. Plants with deeps roots are able to pull water up from deeper layers of the soil, but for smaller plants or those with shallow root systems (such as lettuce) watering in the evening allows more time for the plant to draw up more water than a morning application.
 
There are many ways in which this can be done...
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There’s alot to consider when making the decision of growing undercover. This handy 20 point guide will help you decide whether a polytunnel is for you, debunk some polytunnel myths and explain some of the jargon. Ready? Lets get started.

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Putting up your polytunnel frame is more or less the same for any polytunnel, regardless of the manufacturer. To start any polytunnel build we recommend you use the 3,4,5 triangle (otherwise known as the Pythagoras Theorem). Don't let the name fool you, by following some simple steps you can get your polytunnel build off to the right start.

The 3,4,5 triangle is the idea that a triangle with sides of these ratios will give you the perfect right angle, giving you a perfectly 'squared up' polytunnel. Not having your foundations set up correclty will mean you are asking for a problematic build, that will likely cost you a lot of time and effort to correct.

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Winter is certainly setting in and mornings of glistening frost and a biting breeze are becoming more and more frequent. Temperatures in your polytunnel may be starting to dip below freezing, never fear though there are some tried and tested ways to keep young, tender plants snug and warm until spring arrives. 

 

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There's a lot to consider when making the decision of growing undercover. This handy guide will help you to decide whether a polytunnel is for you, debunk some of the polytunnel myths and explain some of the jargon. Ready? Let's get started.

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Proving that our Commercial Multi-Span Polytunnels have limitless possibilities, we are proud to have worked with Farmopolis, London's new floating oasis. Surrounded by the iconic vistas of the River Thames Farmopolis will relocate thousands of plants from the PHS Chelsea Flower Show to create a green oasis on the jetty at Greenwich Peninsula.

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Slopes can be a challenge for any build, and polytunnels are no different. Luckily there are some tried and tested ways to successfully erect your polytunnel securely and safely. Check out our handy guide.

 

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As some of you may know, we have started a little NP kitchen garden to help fill our lunch boxes and so our mum's know we are getting our greens. I'll be keeping you posted as the season goes on... as a novice myself, I will be relying on our experienced irrigation and polytunnel team for advice and giving you some helpful tips along the way too. Follow me on my journey to become ‪#‎LunchBoxSelfSufficient‬

 

First things first, irrigation.

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Growing is now part and parcel of the school curriculum, and the learning possibilities are endless. There is evidence that food growing in schools encourages and facilitates learning, particularly in Science! Growing improves awareness and understanding of the natural environment and its importance to us. Most importantly it promotes health and well-being, particularly in relation to diet and nutrition. Children who learn to grow vegetables are 5 times more likely to eat them.

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