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Mount a PVC tunnel greenhouse with metal hoops

If you have a lot of land, you may be able to install a professional PVC greenhouse of this type, which will allow you to produce yourself a significant amount of flowers to be transplanted, but also early vegetables. Its installation is done quickly and without difficulty provided you get help from at least one person.

Necessary material

  • Metallic hoops
  • PVC sheets
  • tongs
  • Fixing wire

A large tunnel allows a real production of flowers and vegetables

A large tunnel allows a real production of flowers and vegetables

1. A large tunnel of this size, used by market gardening professionals, allows a real production of annual, biennial or perennial flowers, as well as, of course, the cultivation of early vegetables.

PVC sheets must be securely attached to the arches to withstand the winds

PVC sheets must be securely attached to the arches to withstand the winds

2. Large tunnels of this kind are covered by several sheets of PVC very solid and yet sufficiently transparent. The leaves should be firmly attached to the arches to withstand the strongest gusts of wind.

Secure the film on the metal structure

Secure the film on the metal structure

3. Tie the film securely to the metal structure; PVC should be stretched as much as possible. It is good to be two for this job.

You have to put two to stretch the PVC cover and avoid the formation of water pockets

You have to put two to stretch the PVC cover and avoid the formation of water pockets

4. It is also necessary to work in pairs to properly stretch the PVC cover to prevent the formation of pockets of water when it is raining or to provide wind resistance.

Tender and securely fix the PVC on one of the intermediate arches

Tender and securely fix the PVC on one of the intermediate arches

5. Tighten the PVC on one of the intermediate hoops and secure it securely.

The width of the greenhouse tunnel opening makes it easy to enter a wheelbarrow

The width of the greenhouse tunnel opening makes it easy to enter a wheelbarrow

6. View of a greenhouse tunnel mounted. The good tension of the film limits the effects of wind resistance. The width of the opening makes it easy to enter a wheelbarrow.

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