Poly Tunnel

Update on Polytunnel and 2022 Plant Sale

Polytunnel Beds

The seven polytunnel beds all remain in productive use. Some bed holders are also using the end of the paths and hanging baskets to good effect. It is hoped that bed holders will utilise the polytunnel over winter.

Plant Sale 2022

The PPAA plant sale held on 12th June was very successful. Over thirty plot holders bought plants and we took over £150. Thank you all for your support.

We sold out of courgettes very quickly and will grow many more next year. Beans, tomatoes, cavolo nero kale, broccoli and spinach went very well also.

We hope to hold the plant sale a few weeks earlier next year. We may also try to grow soft fruit or similar from cuttings or splitting plants.

Suggestions on what to grow for next year are welcome.

Increased space in polytunnel

Space in the polytunnel has been released by the earlier changes to the work benches, by reduced storage in the polytunnel, and we have also been able to remove some of the benches and unneeded planking. 

The Committee agreed that while plans are developed and agreed for 2023, that the space could be made available for grow bags or pots (eight pairs of grow bags or equivalent) until the end of October 2023. 

The temporary spaces were offered to:

1:     Those who applied for polytunnel beds this year but were unsuccessful

2:     Current Committee members 

3:     Current polytunnel bed holders

Applications were submitted by three members, including one member who was unsuccessful in the draw for beds earlier in 2022. Six of the spaces are in productive use.

A separate paper is on the agenda, outlining draft proposals for the polytunnel for 2023.

Dan Phillips

Polytunnel Coordinator

31 July 2022