On Thursday 10th April we bit the bullet and skinned our fourth polytunnel - thankfully the weather behaved and even the wind kept low all day so we had almost perfect conditions. This is a 60 by 24 foot tunnel, erected without the use of concrete, all held down by earth and metal anchor-plates.
|Applying anti-hotspot tape to the frame before the skin goes on.|
|Morning coffee break - well deserved with the skin already over the top.|
|Beginning to fill the trenches to hold the plastic in place.|
|Working on the end of the tunnel.|
|Fitting the final door in the early evening.|
This year we will grow French beans, aubergines and herbs in the tunnel - but first we need to prepare the ground.... Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers on the day - Kate G, Kate B, Pete, Paul, Andrew, Leire, Lina, Anne, Jim and Mackie. Within a month we'll be doing the next one!