Garden Polytunnel | Polythene Tunnels
Polytunnel (n.) a polythene tunnel used to grow plants that need protection from the weather and that may require a higher temperature and/or humidity than that which is readily available outdoors.
Polytunnels (sometimes called "polythene tunnels" or "plastic greenhouses") were introduced to British farming following their success in Spain where farmers used temporary polythene tunnels to protect their winter salad crops.
Designed as a simple and cost effective replacement for glasshouses, these plastic greenhouses have quickly become the structure of choice for everyone, from the hobby gardener in his smaller garden polytunnel to the commercial grower in his larger field polythene tunnel. It is not uncommon to spot an abundance of garden tunnels and field tunnels wherever you travel throughout the world today.
There is nothing more tranquil than listening to the rain clatter down on your garden polytunnel while you relax and tend your plants inside, and many families are beginning to work and play together in their garden tunnels and enjoying the advantages of a healthy, self-sufficient lifestyle.
But there are many other benefits of these distinctive polythene tunnels....
"In a 'Premier' polytunnel Spring begins earlier and Winter is kept outdoors!"