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looking for a polytunnel please


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, and best of luck with the growing. Nice big one so you should get great crops out of it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I have had a good start in the polytunnel this year. I started bringing in top soil and rotted manure and old scaffolding boards, then planting as I went along & had time. Started with strawberry, spinach, radish, tomatoe, chilli, parsley, lettuce & a few spuds to see how they would go.

Am now clearing the way and starting this morning sowing beetroot, onion, carrots.
Pollytunnel is the best way to go. On the odd rainy days been indoors with the smell of hot soil and plants is great therapy.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:40 pm    Post subject: Ploly Tunnels Reply with quote

Been looking around for the cheapest tunnel and came across an outfit called 'Outdoor Line' on Ebay. Also a similar product called 'Peaktop'.

These can be bought for about £50 sterling.
Must be a catch somewhere as €600 seems to be the going rate for
a similar size tunnel from Hosfords or Morris in Tyrone.

Wise me up, somebody please as I'm a complete novice.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine from Morris 2 yrs ago and very pleased. 580+40 delivery to limerick. 30' x 14'. Dont know the other names you mentioned.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Poly Tunnels Reply with quote

Thank you Shayne.
Been reading your progress and seen your informative pics. Thanks a lot.
I've had a quote from Morris and will probably buy from him.
Just wondering if that cheaper yoke would do the job for a novice gardener
and if it's too cheap to be any good?
Await further education here, but in the meantime, thanks for replying.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How are you all doing? have'nt had time to log on for a while.

Well nearly i year on and I admit it has been great but a learning curve. Planted a lot of toms this year and have had a HUGE crop, I mean tons of toms. Cayanne peppers + bell peppers also (getting about 20/25 per some plants 5 on others. Got a bit of leaf curl on them so do'nt know what that was about but the one's that fruited were amazing. I mean at 99cent ea in shops thats about 70/80 euro saved.

I am getting ready now for the winter and clearing the beds that are finished for garlic. What is anyone else growing over winter?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any pics of your tunnel Shayne? I'm starting to build my own one at the moment, hopefully I'll remember the camera and take some snaps when up at the plot.

ps. Anyone know how many 8ft scaffolding boards (if any!) would fit in a focus??!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sir, These are the old pix as we were putting it up: http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about2089.html

Should have a few pix of growth somewhere although dont usually bring camera into PT.

Get a trailer for the 8ft, very dangerous in a car. Believe me.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:36 pm    Post subject: GALWAY POLYTUNNELS Reply with quote

Has anyone bought a polytunnel from company based in Kilcolgan Galway??
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do'nt know where the time goes, as i have not posted since 2011. Polytunnel is as busy as ever and still planting well all year. Toms, Bell Peppers garlic etc. How are ye all enjoying the recession, bet you'r glad you have a tunnel....I'm actually thinking of getting another bigger one with straight sides.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI Shayne, post a few a pics for those of us who are land challenged and suffering from tunnel envy ! big time !!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must get one soon. Every time I go to order one something else needs doing about the place and the tunnel has to be put on hold. Dam Dam and Dam again.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Connacht Gold in Sligo are selling Polytunnels for 175 Euros they measure... 190mm high X 200MM wide X300mm long...they have 2 oblong double Zipped openings Front and Back...2 Windows and a Steel Frame...looks pretty impressive...and heavy duty Plastic...would be ideal for a beginner who wants to try it out before going on to bigger things...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geranimojess, I'd check my measurements again. That seems like a polytunnel for small insects!

Seems like a great deal though. Have you a link for them that you could post?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm one of the old timers when it comes to measurements and prefer to use the old system of Feet and Inches I dont pretend to know or even like Metric in fact I despise it and make no apologizes for saying that....maybe I got the wrong sizes so to return to my comfort zone....

The Tunnel is approx'.....6ft...2in's High.
6ft...6in's Wide
9ft...10in's long

I did stress it may suit a beginner and having checked a measuring Tape again I came up with the same sizes......as they say......you get what you pay for......but in a lot of Estate Gardens that size Tunnel would suffice....

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