I have a tunnel thats about 20 years old and the plastic is ripping along a horizontal seam, its about 3 metres long now and i'm in a muddle about what to do...fix it? tape up all the holes, rips,…Continue
"5'ft starter pack poly tunnel from Citadel
Have a look around as this is the smallest
The starter kits are easy and have everything you need, in case you don't know what to order seperately
If you phone them, they are extremely helpful"
"The polythene is cheaper to replace than the frame so if you want to keep it, replace the cover.
If it has lasted 20 years, you have had a really good run with it
Have you ever thought about a net cover? Depends on the use but makes a good fruit…"
"i finally decided to patch it up rather than replace the polythene. Its fantastic. i've started sowing loads of salad seeds, potatoes, beetroot, onions, carrots and everything has germinated. Definitely suggest you go…"
"Yes and I live in the wettest part of Ireland so constantly full are the water barrels. In fact i just planted my first lettuce seeds of the season and found some heartsease pansies that had self seeded in the tunnel. …"
"A patch beside a patch is neighbourly; a patch upon a patch is beggerley!
As Flighty says, repairs on a skin this old just wont last.
Have a chat with the very nice people at First Tunnels and get some advice on options of a new…"
"Hello Laura, and welcome! I would guess that being 20 years old whatever repairs you do won't last long. As to what to sow I sure that you'll sort out what and when.
I presume from your last words that you have to pay for the water…"