A polytunnel creates a warm covered plot that will protect your crops from the changes in weather, will extend the growing season enormously and will enable you to grow a wider variety of crops. There are a wide range of polytunnel accessories
available to help you make the most of the growing space created - irrigation systems, crop bars, ground cover and freestanding staging are all available. Other products that will enhance your polytunnel
include heatsheets / bubble insulation - simply lining the tunnel throughout the winter will help to keep the polytunnel frost free.
Keep your polytunnel clean inside and out to reduce the chance of plant disease and pests and maintain maximum light reaching your plants - simply wash the cover of the polytunnel using a cleaning agent - such as Algon or Citrox.
Make the best use of the space available in your polytunnel by adding crop bars. Crop bars can be fitted whilst you're building the polytunnel or fitted to existing structures. Crop bars will provide you with secure tying points - useful for if you are growing crops that need support - such as tomatoes - or for hanging baskets - you could grow strawberries in hanging baskets hung within the tunnel.
Take advantage of the rain by collecting it into water barrels / water butts. Until recently it was difficult to collect the rainwater from the surface of the polytunnel, however Polytunnel Gutters are now available. These simply stick to the polythene of the tunnel and will direct rainwater straight intop a water butt.