What can I grow in a Plusnet mini tunnel?

There are a lot of different varieties of fruits and vegetables that you can grow in your mini tunnel and if maintained and controlled regularly it can be easily managed and overseen.

Some of the fruits and vegetables that you can plant inside these mini tunnels are as follows:

  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Peas
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Herbs, and much more!


There are many advantages of using a mini tunnel to grow your plants

Climate – The shade net creates a micro climate inside the mini tunnel due to the shade and protection against strong winds that the net provides. This protection in turn improves photosynthesis which improves vegetative growth of the plants and quality of products grown in the mini tunnel. The shade net will however still allow rain water to enter your mini tunnel, whereas similar Poly tunnels and glass green houses will not allow rain water to enter.

Temperature – The shade net blocks some of the harmful rays from the sun and thereby improves humidity by lessening evaporation of water (irrigation). The shade net also protects plants and products from extreme cold temperatures to some extent by lowering the velocity of cold winds entering the mini tunnel. Temperature inside the mini tunnel can be controlled by opening the shade net at the ends of the mini tunnel to allow wind to move through the mini tunnel on very warm days.

Protection – The shade net in mini tunnels will keep hail, snow and ice rain away from plants and products. Any of these conditions could wipe out your entire crop in extreme conditions. The mini tunnel will prevent insect and pest invasions, and the fruits and vegetables can also be protected from of animals that are drawn to fruits and/or vegetables.

Plusnet mini tunnel kits consists of PVC tubes, 40% shade-net panels, and lacing twine to attach the shade net to the PVC tubes and these kits are supplied in 3 different sizes: 5m wide x 6m long, 5m wide x 10m long & 5m wide x 12m long. All of them are small in comparison to large greenhouses and net structures used in commercial settings and mass produce.

PlusNet mini tunnel kits can save a lot of time and money, and it is super easy to install. Contact us today for a quote and more information on our mini tunnels, we are here to help.

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