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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:33 am    Post subject: Polytunnel Reply with quote

Hi, just got a polytunnel. Can anyone recommend a book on what to plant in it and when.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

short answer: Anything that you can grow outside you can grow in a polytunnel but earlier in the season and again later in the Autumn, the tunnel should be reserved for those crops that do not thrive outside, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, cucumbers. great for growing early salad crops, early carrots early potatoes and strawberries. Cultivation is the same, spacings are closer, same pests diseases and weeds.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I can't wait to get started. Have been sowing seeds for outside so I will be able to get started right away. Does the closer spacing mean you get less of a crop?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brassicas such as winter lewttuces are good at this time of year to get you started.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look up the GIY website and check out this book,
https://www.giyireland.com/market/product/the-polytunnel-book-joyce-russell
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lettuce is not a brassica.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but there green mostly and thats close enough by-time lol
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: tunnels Reply with quote

I would love to be able to afford heat for our tunnel , it makes a bit difference to the growth
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