How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel - All year round

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Andy McKee & Mark Gatter
9781900322720
1154
2010
16 pp colour plates
160
paperback

• Increase in demand for allotments & ‘grow your own’ • Growing your own saves money, is healthier & reduces your carbon footprint • Companion to The Polytunnel Handbook (over 12,000 copies sold to date) Are you using your polytunnel to its full potential? If so, not only will it provide you with tomatoes and cucumbers in the summer, you’ll also be harvesting fresh crops all year round, even when the ground outside is froze. You could be harvesting sweet potatoes and late celery in November; winter radish, baby carrots and celeriac in early February; salads leaves right through the winter; and even in the “hungry gap” you’ll have a choice of new potatoes, pak choi, broad beans, peas, tender cabbages, cauliflower, beetroot and more.

How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel has all the information you need to make the most of this precious covered space, including; •
A crop-by-crop guide to the growing year •
A dedicated chapter on growing for the “hungry gap” •
A cropping chart to help with planning •
Your tunnel’s first year - timely advice for new tunnel gardeners

Contents:
Part 1 - Polytunnel Seasons Through the year - an overview Your tunnel's first year Polytunnel Winter Polytunnel Spring The Hungry Gap Polytunnel Summer Polytunnel Autumn
Part 2 - Growing in Your Tunnel Crops Tricks of the trade The integrated polytunnel Appendices

The Authors: Mark Gatter began growing vegetables in the early eighties. He’s a firm advocate of an organic, raised-bed approach and uses a combination of a polytunnel and outside beds at his home in north Wales, to grow vegetables all the year round. Andy McKee began gardening with his father at the age of five. He lives with his wife and family in rural Dorset where they are entirely self-sufficient in organic vegetables using their polytunnel and a modest outdoor plot.