Tunnel vision

Experts Klaus Laitenberger and Hans Wieland are showing Irish gardeners how to polytunnel their way to riper vegetables and foodstuffs, writes Ros Drinkwater.

12th February, 2012
Tunnel vision
Garden guru Klaus Laitenberger in Jill Scott's Tunnel Spa at the Organic Centre, Co Leitrim. Photo: Ros Drinkwater

On a filthy February morning in Co Leitrim, the rain is torrential, but it's warm and dry inside what must be Ireland's most unusual polytunnel - Jill Scott's Tunnel Spa at the Organic Centre.

I'm here to meet gardening guru Klaus Laitenberger, whose new book is published this month, and Hans Wieland, the Organic Centre's director, whose series of courses on growing in polytunnels kicks off next week.

Since first arriving in Ireland, the pair...

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