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What Flowers Can I grow In A Polytunnel?

Many types of flowers can be grown successfully in a polytunnel, including both annuals and perennials. The specific flowers that will grow best in your polytunnel will depend on your local climate, but some popular options include:

  1. Tomatoes, peppers and eggplants: these fruits are often grown as annuals in a polytunnel, they will thrive in warm and sunny conditions, and can produce a bountiful harvest.

  2. Carnations: These flowers are hardy and do well in polytunnels, they come in a wide variety of colors, and can be grown from seeds or from cuttings.

  3. Pansies: These hardy flowers can be planted in fall or spring, and come in a wide range of colors.

  4. Lettuce and other salad greens: These crops can be grown as cut-and-come-again crops, and are well-suited for cool seasons.

  5. Herbs like basil, parsley and rosemary can also be grown as annuals in a polytunnel, along with other perennials such as thyme, oregano and chives.

  6. Snapdragons: These are a hardy annual and come in a wide range of colors, they can be started indoors and transplanted out once the weather has warmed up.

  7. African Marigold: These flowers are also hardy annuals and can tolerate the warm conditions of a polytunnel. They also have the added benefit of repelling some pests.

  8. Sunflowers: These are tall and cheerful flowers that are well-suited for growing in a polytunnel. They can be planted in spring and can grow up to 6 feet tall.

In general, for best results, most of the plants will need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight, adequate watering and good air circulation, so be mindful of the polytunnel location and design, it should provide the right environment for your plants to thrive.

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