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Is It Worth Getting A Polytunnel?

Other uses for a polytunnel

A polytunnel can be used for a number of purposes. It can be a great place to grow plants in a long bed or border. It can also be used to store food. It is a stable and semi-permanent structure, which makes it a great option for growing plants in an area where the weather is unpredictable.

Polytunnels extend the growing season by as much as six weeks. This means you can grow bigger and more crops than you can in an open garden. They are also an ideal place to start seedlings as they offer protection from pests and the heat. You can control the temperature and climate within the polytunnel, ensuring your plants grow to their full potential.

You can grow a variety of plants in a polytunnel, including vegetables and fruit. Some varieties of vegetables are particularly good for polytunnels. For example, cucumbers thrive in warm conditions. In addition, herbs like rosemary and oregano are excellent for the soil. These plants repel pests and protect other crops that are growing nearby.

Ventilation requirements

There are many ways to ventilate a polytunnel. Some people use a timber ventilation rail, others choose to use a polythene blind. Both methods offer flexibility and can reduce the need for excessive ventilation. You can determine what type of ventilation you need based on the site you plan to use your polytunnel for.

Ventilation is important for many reasons. It reduces the risk of diseases and helps crops grow healthier. Proper ventilation will also keep your polytunnel cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Proper ventilation will also reduce the risk of moulds and mildews.

Ventilation is most important during the day, so that your plants receive sufficient air circulation. However, if you are planning on closing up your polytunnel at night, ensure that there is sufficient air flow. A lack of ventilation can cause problems for plants, especially tomatoes.

Planning permission

If you have decided to build a polytunnel in your garden, you may be wondering if you need to apply for planning permission. In most cases, you do not need permission for a polytunneling project, but there are exceptions to this rule. In some cases, you may need to apply for planning permission for a polytunnelling project if you intend to use it as a commercial or industrial building.

Fortunately, there are very few requirements to apply for planning permission for a polytunneling project. Depending on where you live, your local council will determine whether a polytunnel requires planning permission. However, if you plan to sell your existing business, you’ll want to get permission from the local authority before building a polytunnel.

If your polytunnel is just a simple shed or a summerhouse, you don’t need planning permission for it. However, if your polytunnel is close to a road, you will need planning permission for it. You will need to create a 20-metre buffer zone around the polytunnel if it is to be located close to a road. Your site may also have restrictions if it is in an area where there are listed buildings or a protected landscape such as Norfolk Broads.