Monday, 11 April 2016

Polytunnel!


It's just a wee one cos I can't afford a proper greenhouse but finally I've got a polytunnel! :-) Length 2.5m x 2m wide and is 2m high.  It cost me £48.90 from Ebay with free delivery.  I watched loads of Youtube videos of people buying similar ones and what they thought about the quality.  I picked up lots of tips re digging trenches etc to anchor it to the ground.


It was pretty straightforward to construct by myself.  I only needed The Teenager to help me lift it into place and pull the plastic over it as he's much taller than me!!


I dug a trench all around the sides to bury the overhanging plastic.  I weighted it down with bricks then filled it in again.  I find digging very sore on my back so I took my time with this bit.

I've also strategically placed some big pots to help anchor it down too.  I had a bit of leftover scaffolding plank that was exactly the right size for a 'doormat' to weigh down the excess flap of the door.  I think I'll paint it with my pink paint! ;-)


And here's the view from above.  It backs onto the chicken run so might protect them a bit from the wind and rain.

Now I need to get a move on with my plants and seeds and fill it up with veggies :-)

4 comments:

  1. That is very exciting! My hubby is just building us a greenhouse and we just put our chicken house in place yesterday but have to wait a couple of weeks to get our chickens. Are yours rescue ones? We hope our will be.

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  2. I'm thinking about chickens at the mo and they will defo be rescue ones when I get them however I don't think it's the right time because of all our travel plans etc so may have to wait a while. Your poly tunnel is the buisness.

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  3. Not rescue girls as I had no previous experience of chicken keeping and wanted the security of going back to the farm to ask about any problems. Now I've got more confidence I will definitely have rescue hens from now on!

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  4. I love your little polytunnel :-)

    It'll give you a head start on outside growing for sure and the chickens will be fascinated to see you moving about in there!!

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