Monday, 6 August 2018
Good and Bad In the Poly Tunnels
The peaks in temperatures have really taken its toll on the poly tunnels, Here are two videos from the poly tunnels.
First up is the dry air poly tunnel, this is were I grow all the citrus trees and things like prickly pear, pomegranates, avocado and the canna lilys, the majority of the plants in this poly tunnel like it hot and dry through summer but that in turn has had its issues this year. I have now installed an overhead misting system to try and combat some problems.
This poly tunnel were I set up the aquaponics has a more humid atmosphere but the high temperatures have lost me the fish.
Both poly tunnels have big fans in them that are suspended from the roof bars to try and move some of the hot air out, the fans run off solar panels, here is another video showing one of the fans when I first got them.
A lot of issues have been caused by birds coming into the poly tunnels, although birds do some good helping to control pests, they have brought there own pests and they damage the fruit and veg, dig up the border and have broken a few plants, now birds are banned, netting has been fixed up over all the doors pollinating insects can get in and out but birds are out.
We are getting some fantastic veg this year
Tomatoes are doing fantastic, we are harvesting them every couple of days along with cucumbers, peppers and chilies are coming close to harvest time and we are now picking the first of the corn on the cob.
Its now time to start looking at what to grow over winter, although with it being so hot its hard to think of winter.