Author(s): Mark Gatter
Includes * a detailed crop-by-crop guide to the growing year * dedicated chapters on growing for each season, including the 'hungry gap' * a sowing and harvesting calendar to help with planning.
Andy McKee first grew vegetables with his father at the age of five, and since then he has grown in situations ranging from a seventeenth storey window box to guerrilla gardening in the middle of a Christmas tree plantation. He had his eyes opened to the potential of polytunnels during a visit to one featuring a hot tub warmed by a clay oven. He lives with his wife and family in rural Dorset, and is entirely selfsufficient in vegetables. Mark Gatter began growing vegetables while homesteading in north California in the early eighties and has been a keen gardener ever since. He's 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.
Part 1 - Polytunnel Seasons: Through the year - an overview; Your tunnel's first year; Polytunnel Winter; Polytunnel Spring; The Hungry Gap; Polytunnel Summer; Polytunnel Autumn. Part 2 - Growing in Your Tunnel: Crops; Tricks of the trade; The integrated polytunnel. Appendices.