artichokes in January, for example. We’ve already decided where we’re going to put an even bigger tunnel next year.” THE POLYTUNNEL HANDBOOK. 8. The Polytunnel Handbook includes nearly everything you need to know about polytunnels! This book comes FREE with every full polytunnel purchase. We have a number of books available here at First Tunnels, each specifically written for all present and future Polytunnel owners.
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Further reading Appendix 3: Thinking outside the tunnel Afterword Appendix 1: Polytunnels have a key role to play in the grow-your-own revolution, and a comprehensive guide such as this is long overdue. The tunnel environment 5. Mark currently lives in Carmarthenshire with his wife, and spends a full week in every month in hanndbook two-acre smallholding with his rescue sheep, chickens and dogs, a 10 x 20ft polytunnel and an area of raised beds.
About the Book Contents Reviews Author Biography A polytunnel can be used handboook an affordable, low-carbon aid to growing your own food all year round, from crispy salads and fresh vegetables in the dead of winter to juicy melons and mouth-watering grapes in high summer. After an early career in pharmacy, he pursued his polhtunnel in gardening and vegetable growing, and has grown in situations ranging from a seventeenth storey window box to guerrilla gardening in the middle of a Christmas tree plantation.
There are chapters on developing healthy soil and preventing pests, and a jargon-free guide to the range of often mystifying accessories that many tunnel retailers offer. The Polytunnel Handbook looks at all aspects of using a polytunnel, from planning your purchase to harvesting the rewards, and includes a step-by-step guide detailing how polytunnels are put up and maintained.
The family is entirely self-sufficient in vegetables.
The big day 3. Planning your purchase 2. Mark Gatter grew up in suburban London, but always wanted to live somewhere rural.
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Whilst in California, his love of gardening grew, with a special focus on growing food. Andy has contributed handboook to the blog section of the Ecologist Online, and his personal blog can be found at www.
Planting through the year 6. Email to a colleague. A polytunnel can be used as an affordable, low-carbon aid to growing your own food all year round, from crispy salads and fresh vegetables in the dead of winter to juicy melons and mouth-watering grapes in high summer.
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He eventually got his wish when he swapped houses with a friedn from the Lake District, both agreeing to deal with the landlords later. Mark and Andy have written two boths together for Green Books: Further information and suppliers Appendix 2: They grow as much organic food as they possibly can, and enjoy giving it away at least as much as eating it themselves.
For the DIY enthusiast there is a full set of instructions for building a polytunnel from scratch, and the authors explain how to keep your polytunnel productive in every season.
After living there for five yers, polytumnel co-running a printing partnership, Mark went on a two week holiday to California, and ending upliving there for eighteen years after meeting his wife. Andy has lived in Birmingham, Belfast and the Isle of Man, and now lives with his wife and family in rural Dorset. Andy McKee grew up in Belfast, and first grew vegetables with his father at the age of five.