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Postby jeff64 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:55 pm

Does anyone know if lining the polytunnel with bubble wrap will keep the frost out enough to grow peppers on after germination, also will it stop condensation?
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Re: frost

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:37 pm

Afternoon jeff64, I don't have a polytunnel but, although the bubble wrap will help to keep the frost out, I think you would still have to put some heat in there to grow on peppers....not sure about the condensation.
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Re: frost

Postby Westi » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:02 pm

Jeff the poly will protect things meant to grow in winter to give you a better harvest, but not newly germinated peppers. (More light than warmth to blame). However if you put last years chilli's & peppers plants in there trimmed down of loose growth, there is every chance they will survive with the odd splash so you will have a head start & earlier fruit next year. I have had success with these in the unheated & unbubbled greenhouse at home. Not tried it yet in the tunnel though but would think same result.
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Re: frost

Postby jeff64 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:47 pm

Thanks oh and Westi, i won't put them in till mid April so hopefully there won't be much frost to come.
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