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Should I start closing my polytunnel?


 
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tippben
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:48 am    Post subject: Should I start closing my polytunnel? Reply with quote

Nights are getting colder. I have tomatoes, pak choi, peppers, leeks, celery, coriander, and basil growing, and plan to sow more things, especially salads, for the winter. What proportion of the day should I leave the doors open to prevent high humidity? I've only had the tunnel for a year, so I'm still learning how to use it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a direct answer to you, Ben, but there will be very high winds this coming Sunday night and Monday morning. There is an Atlantic storm barrelling its way towards us at the moment: the centre'll pass north of Donegal but high winds will still catch us.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We open our doors both ends when its warm and never leave them open at night as we are very exposed and the winds can come at a drop of a hat.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hellow Tippenben, you don"t say whats around you, My tunnel is east to west with high hedge protecting from the west, at the moment I keep the door facing the west closed and the east door open day and night, Should the Weather change, i.e. strong winds from the east, I close both doors. Tonight were expecting storm winds from the west, but I"ll still leave my east door open to give air to my tomatoes, Don"t know if this helps.
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