Monday 25 February 2013

Tunnel Vision

Our tunnel in the garden isn't the biggest tunnel going, its about 9ft long and 5ft wide, its been a bit of a pain to tell the truth, I bought it about 3 years ago at the garden center for £120 or there abouts, I managed to assemble it by myself and it did well for about 6 months, then the Autumn weather set it and the first gales we had tore it to shreds, so the following spring I bought a new cover this one seemed more promising being reinforced, we also moved it to a more sheltered part of the garden, come the Autumn it was once again torn to shreds, I was prepared to give up at this point, but we thought we would give it one more go, this time instead of the ready made covers you could get we bought proper tunnel plastic covering, so far it looks like it has got through the Autumn and winter, so my hope rise high as I get to work in the tunnel in a new growing season.
This were the onions are planted

this side is planted up with shallots

This is the guttering of peas

We got hold of a length of guttering and sowed some peas in it, the plan being when they are ready to go out, we dig a trench then just slide the young plants out of the gutter into the trench with as little root disturbance as possible.
I have also planted a couple of barrels up with early potatoes and a trough with some beetroot, I sow the beetroot thickly and use the thinnings in salad.

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