mtp is the proud owner of a brand new mini poly tunnel (£18.95 Organic Catelogue). It’s about three metres long so not massive but there’s plenty of room for my winter lettuce seedlings (Arctic King). A few days ago I dug in some rotted manure to the bed where the tunnel would be, erected the tunnel the day after to warm up the soil before transplanting four seedlings to the tunnel. They look really small and lost in there but I’m sure they’ll take hold before the brutal frosts come. Hopefully we’ll get at least 10 or 15 lettuce in there and be harvesting them by early next year. I’m not exactly sure what winter lettuce tastes like (just like normal lettuce maybe?). I hope it’s not all chewy because here at Carson Towers we like a lettuce or two.