Mini Polytunnel and Strawberries

These strawberries are becoming quite a challenge. Not only do I need enough fruit for at least 50 people, it needs to ripen and ready for picking 2 July. My usual approach of stick it in the ground and see if it grows isn’t going to cut the mustard this time. I’ve built a mini poly tunnel for half of the Marshmallow plants to bring them on early, the other half are outside in pots and my existing plants are now in a bed.

Hopefully with this mixture I have some chance of some plants fruiting at the right time.

 

Blue water pipe, bamboo and 2"x2" frame for the mini polytunnel.
Blue water pipe, bamboo and 2″x2″ frame for the mini polytunnel.

 

Complete frame of hazel triangle supports and bamboo lengths
Complete frame of hazel triangle supports and bamboo lengths all held together with white duck tape

 

Taped together the 2m wide sections of plastic to make a 4m x 6m sheet. Covered the frame and tucked the ends around the door frames with battons and dug in the edges into the trench.
Cut the 2m x 12 m roll of plastic sheet in half and joined with 3″ plastic bonding tape to make a 4m x 6m sheet. Covered the frame and tucked the ends around the door frames with battens and dug the edges into the trench to make it tight.

 

Complete with strawberries.
Complete with strawberries.

 

The remaining Marshmallow hardening off in pots with the other plants.
The remaining Marshmallow hardening off in pots amongst the other plants in the new strawberry bed.
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