Within the next couple of weeks we should have a brand spanking new tunnel in the nursery, in operation. What does that mean? Room to grow THOUSANDS more plants – and take stock grown on site from around the current 80% mark up to 90-95% – impressive huh?!
– The tunnel frame is up and ready to be covered (Hurricane Bertha unfortunately delayed the cover going on a couple of weeks ago!)
– The tunnel measures 33m wide x 39m long – that’s a total of 1,287 square metres!
– The space in the tunnel will be able to house around 20,000 plants in large 4ltr pots (our standard size), allowing for a small gap around each pot.
We’ll keep you posted on the tunnel’s progress and updated about what we grow in there – after all, the end result will be on the garden centre and yours to take home in the next year or two! For now, here’s some photos of the tunnel as it started going up, and of the frame as it is now. More to follow when the cover goes on and we reach the finish line!…
(Click on the photos to get a better look!)