The Polytunnel Handbook

The Polytunnel Handbook

Paperback (03 Dec 2008) | English

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A polytunnel can be used as an affordable, low-carbon aid to growing your own food all year round, from crispy salads and fresh vegetables in the dead of winter to juicy melons and mouth-watering grapes in high summer. But once you've decided to invest in a polytunnel, there are many questions to be answered, including:

 Do you need planning permission?

 What are the different sizes and types you can buy?

 Where should you put it, and how do you put it up?

 What can you use it for, how do you look after it, and what are the likely problems?

The Polytunnel Handbook looks at all aspects of using a polytunnel, from planning your purchase to harvesting the rewards, and includes a step-by-step guide detailing how polytunnels are put up and maintained. There are chapters on developing healthy soil and preventing pests, and a jargon-free guide to the range of often mystifying accessories that many tunnel retailers offer. For the DIY enthusiast there is a full set of instructions for building a polytunnel from scratch, and the authors explain how to keep your polytunnel productive in every season.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781900322454
Publisher: UIT Cambridge
Imprint: Green Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 635.0483
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Weight: 250g
Height: 156mm
Width: 221mm
Spine width: 10mm