Time to clean, heat and insulate
 
As the dark nights are closing in the average gardener will be thinking of packing up tools and hibernating for the winter. However, for those with a polytunnel the growing can go on.

 
Preparing for frost

Our bubble film insulation is an economical way to insulate the tunnel, simple to install and reusable year after year. Adding a small gas or electric heater to the polytunnel will provide a warmer climate and extend the season even further.

 
Ventilate

Don’t be mislead and think you need to keep the doors closed, there are still some warm sunny days in November, so keep the doors open any chance you get, but close by nightfall to retain the heat.
 

Crops

Your crops will require minimal watering in November, and ensure once you’ve harvested the last of your crop to clear the stems away.
 
Sow: Garlic, onions and shallots
 
Harvest: Brussels, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, garlic, kale, lettuce (yes really lettuce in November) parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, swede and turnip.
 

Make leaf mulch

Fill black refuse bags with your collected leaves; add a few holes to let them breathe and stopping them turning slimy.  Once you have filled the bag, add a little water, tie it up and pop it somewhere dark and voilà leave nature to do its thing.