The Benefits of Polytunnel

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  1. The Benefits of Polytunnel
  2. Our top 3 polytunnels

The Benefits of Polytunnel

Polytunnels are best for growing veggies and potted plants. Many of the allotment gardeners own greenhouses however if you aim to be self-sufficient in vegetables and fruits then you should really consider buying a Polytunnel. Leaving your crops to the vagaries of the weather can be a risk even the warm covered plot extends your growing season immensely and also increases the number of different diversities of crops that you can grow.

Greenhouses high tunnel is also known as polytunnels. It is the best choice among producers to minimize the cost and maximize the extension of their productive season. There are several uses of polytunnels.

What Is a Polytunnel?

A polytunnel is constructed from a metal framed semi-circular tunnel covered in hardwearing polyethylene with UV inhibitors to maximize its lifetime. Around 90% of the light is transmitted through the polythene, and the light is diffused that prevents plants from shading one another. A massive quantity of air is enclosed by a polytunnel so that it stays warm much longer than a greenhouse and also not suffer from wild instabilities in temperature in the summer. Inside a polytunnel, it is easy to recreate a Mediterranean climate to grow exotic fruits and vegetables in your own garden. You can also bubble wrap the tunnel through winter and remove it in spring.

If you are looking to maximize your harvest and extend your growing season then you need a polytunnel. But which you should be the best to go for? Growing your own vegetables is a challenging and exciting passion which brings incredible homegrown organic veggie. As compare to greenhouses polytunnel is cheaper, lightweight and can easily moveable. To know more about polytunnel you can see a huge collection of polytunnels.



Cheaper than a greenhouse

If you are looking for a cheaper solution to grow vegetable garden for the first time then a polytunnel is a quick and easy way of keeping your plants and vegetables covered in a safe place at low cost.

Less expensive

One of the best advantage of a polytunnel is that it’s cost effective as compared to the investment a greenhouse requires. Almost the same price of a small greenhouse, it is easy and possible to build a polytunnel of four or five time bigger the size, therefore giving you more flexibility to develop many more crops. Polytunnels are also portable than greenhouses and can be easily moved around the garden even you have more options than greenhouses.

Growing crops

No problem what the weather is like outside, using a polytunnel you can be sure of a safe and effective growing environment that helps your crops flourish in every season. In spring it will provide the idyllic growth environment, due to high level of sunlight absorption that means an ideal growing temperature that reached up to six weeks ahead of open garden planting.

Easy to construct

Polytunnel is much easier to construct then greenhouses. It does everything that a greenhouse does for your garden. You don’t need to prepare a base so you can create your polytunnel within minutes.

Best choice for plants and vegetables

Polytunnels have now become a first and the best choice for seasoned gardeners. Most of the award-winning flowers and plants have been cultivated under a polytunnel and still continue to become more and more advanced with today’s modern gardening crowd.

Check out our top 3 polytunnels!

Super Pro Heavy Duty Polytunnel
6 x 3.5 x 1.95m

6x3.5x1.95m Super Pro Heavy Duty Polytunnel
  • “High Eaves” straight wall design
  • Stand-up working space across the entire tunnel width
  • Superior walk-in space & extra cultivating area
  • High quality & durable materials
  • Dual-zippered
  • UV protected
  • Cross-woven rip-stop PE cover
  • Ground skirt to anchor & weight down the polytunnel
  • Speedy construction with easy to read assembly guide
  • 600 x 350 x 195cm (19.6 x 11.4 x 6.3 ft)
  • 32mm thick galvanised frame
  • 200cm wide hinged metal framed door

Polytunnel Pro Galvanised
6 x 3 x 2m

  • 600 x 300 x 200cm / 19.6 x 9.8 x 6.5 ft
  • Door size: 89 x 192cm / 35 x 75.5 inches
  • 25mm thick, fully galvanised, non-rust frame
  • Extremely strong and durable
  • 6-section frame design
  • Full ground bars
  • Diagonal storm-bracing bars
  • Two longitudinal roof bars
  • One large roll-up window on the wide
  • Integral fly net
  • UV open, giving natural UV levels
  • Speedy construction with an easy to read assembly guide

Polytunnel Pro Galvanised
4 x 2 x 2m

  • 4 x 2 x 2m / 13.1 x 6.5 x 6.5 ft
  • Door size: 89 x 192cm / 35 x 75.5 inches
  • 25mm thick galvanised frame
  • Super strong & durable
  • Fully galvanised non-rust steel frame
  • 4-section frame design
  • 8m2 of workspace
  • Full ground bars
  • Diagonal storm bracing bars
  • Two longitudinal roof bars
  • 4 large roll-up windows on the side
  • Integral fly net
  • Metal door frame
  • UV open, giving natural UV levels
  • Speedy construction with easy to read assembly guide
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