Extending 9.8 feet long, 11.8 inches wide, and 17.7 inches high, this tunnel (or portable greenhouse, as you might come to think of it!) is made of UV-stabilized 150 micro heavy-duty polypropylene, durable enough to last season after season, yet porous enough to admit enough light and air to keep plants healthy without subjecting them to the full impact of the elements. It's a balancing act that Haxnicks -- a British company -- has mastered perfectly!
Galvanized, rust-proof steel hoops fixed onto the polyethylene sink into the soil at spaced intervals, anchoring the tunnel in place. Easy to manipulate, the hoops are strong enough to withstand very severe rain and wind.
Both ends of the tunnel feature drawstrings that can be pulled tight for more protection, left open for more air circulation, or even tied to another Haxnicks tunnel to protect a longer row.
The Easy Standard Poly Tunnel helps retain moisture and heat while keeping out all the features that destroy your crops, from rabbits and deer to carrot flies and aphids, not to mention frost, strong winds, and scorching summer heat. You can water right over it; the droplets will penetrate perfectly. And its so easy to use, because it's all one piece: you just unfold it over your crop during the season, then pull it up and fold it flat when not in use.
The Poly Tunnel is part of a seasonal series of structured row covers. It's suitable for late winter, spring, summer, or fall, but is really designed for late winter and early spring, when the soil is cold and late frosts keep you from getting the garden going. The Poly Tunnel pre-warms the soil, and keeps the air around your young plants several degrees warmer and more moist than the ambient temperature outside the Tunnel. The result is a massive jump-start on your season! For hot summers, you might also appreciate the extended scorch protection of our Easy Standard Net Tunnel. And for a basic all-around protective tunnel, the Easy Standard Fleece Tunnel is ideal, offering both cold and heat protection.
And the best part is the portability. Pests eating your lettuce leaves? Move the Tunnel to that row and keep them protected. A late frost forecast for your area? Place the Tunnel over your newest or most vulnerable plantings. Nonstop driving rain for days on end? Keep the worst of it off your tender seedlings with the Tunnel!
We estimate that using the Poly Tunnel in late winter and spring will bring your crops to harvest up to 6 weeks sooner than without protection. Using it in late summer and fall can extend your harvest by up to a month. By pre-warming the soil, keeping out rough weather and destructive pests, guarding against scorch, and prolonging the warmth of the garden, it's almost like getting another whole growing season in your garden! Get yours today, and begin growing quicker, bigger, better crops this very season.