How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel by Mark Gatter & Andy McKee

How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel by Mark Gatter & Andy McKee

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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 frozen. 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

Andy and Mark are fast becoming Britain's polytunnel gurus. This is an Excellent sequel to The Polytunnel Handbook, and will show you how to make productive use of every square inch of space.

About the author

Mark Gatter began growing vegetables while homesteading in north California in the early eighties and has been a keen gardener ever since. He is a firm advocate of an organic, raised-bed approach and relies on a polytunnel to keep fresh food on the table right through the winter. He and his wife share their smallholding in Wales with 11 sheep, several chickens and two dogs.

Book details

160 pages
Green Books
Publication date
October 2010


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