The big day dawns. Yep, time to put on the greenhouse film at the commercial site. Having the plastic cover on now means that we can work in any weather but it also means that the temperature inside is at least 5 degrees higher. Rainy days are great but hot days are going to be stifling. The gables (end bits) have been concreted in and we’ll cover them last. Today however, we fitted the main tunnel with plastic.
The greenhouse film comes in 10m widths, so with 5m taken off over our 30m tunnel and with 25m to cover we used three lengths with very generous overlaps. What we did was to start from the one end and clipping it to the gable end and then pulling the plastic as taut as possible. Then repeated at the other side.
The plastic is held down on either side by a trench dug in the soil and then the plastic looped down and filled with soil as follows.
Here are some more images of the plastic and the gables.
Here you can clearly see the clips that hold the plastic securely onto the gable ends.