Polytunnels are great for growing a range of crops. You can even grow a few crops indoors during the winter, like broad beans. Just remember to space your plants 15cm apart. Other crops to try are kale, which is hardy and easy to grow. You can start it indoors in propagators or trays and harvest in the spring. Other crops to consider include peas and onions.
Plants and crops that can be grown in a polytunnel
The best time to grow crops in a polytunnel is during the autumn and early winter. Broad beans can be planted in small pots or root trainers in early autumn and will be ready for harvest in the spring. Plant them about two inches deep and water them well. Broad beans will require some care and attention. It is best to label the pots and water them regularly. Once the broad beans are at least 2 inches tall, they can be transplanted into the bed of the polytunnel.
Most crops are sensitive to temperature and light. A polytunnel will increase the growing season by several months and will protect plants from damaging frost, which can stunt growth and damage plant leaves. There are several different types of plants and crops that can be grown in a small polytunnel.
Many people use polytunnels to grow vegetables, flowers and fruits. They are often used for plant nurseries and floriculture, as the revenue generated from plants can help to justify the cost of the greenhouse. Some farmers even use polytunnels to house livestock.
Another advantage of a polytunnel is that you can grow vegetables throughout the winter. Winter is the ideal time to grow winter vegetables, as it will be protected from frost, cold, and wind. There are a number of different kinds of vegetables that you can grow in a polytunnel, from salad leaves to lettuce. You can even grow some potatoes during the autumn season.
Crops that attract small birds to a polytunnel
Crops that attract small birds to horticultural areas are easy to grow in a polytunnel. They are low-growing, provide protection from pests, and don’t require much space to grow. Tomatoes are also delicious, both fresh and dried. Sow your tomato seedlings now to ensure a successful growing season!
Crops that are susceptible to slugs and snails
Slugs and snails can be detrimental to crops, especially when they are introduced to a new region. Helix aspersa snails, for example, have been found to damage citrus orchards in Florida and California. They are also known to pose a serious threat to rice crops in the Philippines.
Although slugs and snails cause only small amounts of crop damage, their presence in large numbers can have devastating consequences. Many varieties of potatoes are susceptible to slug damage, but there are a number of ways to limit the damage they can cause. The first way is to keep slugs and snails away from sensitive crops.
Slugs and snails are most likely to damage the tender growth and foliage of vegetables, fruits, and flowers. They will also eat seedlings and young seedlings, which makes them very damaging to your crops. Slugs prefer plants with soft parts like leaves and flowers. They will also attack bulbs, seedlings, and newly planted seeds. These pests generally feed only at night and can eat up to 40 percent of the plant material they consume.
To prevent the pests from causing damage to your crops, you should remove dead leaves, weeds, and mulch. Slugs and snails like cool, moist environments and will come out at night or when the weather is cloudy. They can also hide in untended weeds, leaves, and boards. In order to reduce the amount of moisture they need to survive, it is important to avoid excessive watering. Instead, water your crops early in the morning and allow the soil to dry before nightfall.