Garden kale, arugula, spinach
Freshly harvested kale, arugula and spinach from the GardensAll.com garden.

A Handy Produce Basket

Summer means daily harvesting of garden goodies. There are many different kinds of receptacles to use for gathering fresh produce. From veggies tossed in a shirt or hat, to boxes, grocery bags or wheelbarrows, just about anything will work. However, some things are more convenient than others, so we’re sharing our favorite garden harvest basket.

Colander Baskets

What a great idea! We’re loving this workhorse of a garden basket, the “Garden Colander” by Hutzler. I thought something like this would be useful, so searched and found a couple garden colander options.

We’re using the Garden Colander to carry any supplies out to the garden with us. Once there, we’re using it for when we harvest vegetables.

More than a garden basket, this is also a colander! Now, instead of hauling vegetables inside and placing them in a colander or sink to rinse, we have a garden basket and colander all in one.

It’s a perfect size for most garden goodies and easy to handle. There’s a full sized one for larger harvests and vegetables and a mini version for lighter fare such as small harvests and quick trips out to snip herbs. It’s also good for the more delicate tomatoes that you don’t want to get smashed under the heavier squash.

We’re using these garden baskets with every trip to the garden, and they may just be our favorite new garden thing this year. (New to us, anyway, they came out in 2014).

The Garden Colander by Hutzler is our garden basket of the year.
Garden Colander by Hutzler in full size and mini

 

The Garden Colander by Hutzler is our garden basket of the year.
Garden Colander by Hutzler in full size and mini

 

The Garden Colander by Hutzler is our garden basket of the year.
The Garden Colander by Hutzler is our garden basket of the year.

 

Garden Basket Colander - Hutzler Mini Garden Colander
The Garden Colander by Hutzler is our garden basket of the year.

 

The Garden Colander by Hutzler is our garden basket of the year.
The Garden Colander by Hutzler is our garden basket of the year.

 

Another Cool Garden Basket

Now we haven’t tried this next one yet, but it looks like another great alternative. Maybe next year when we have some larger crops of root veggies especially. We like that the Garden Colander version of a garden basket is easy to hold with one hand and slip over your wrists, leaving both hands free.

The Garden Colander is our garden basket of the year.
The Garden Colander is our garden basket of the year.
The Garden Colander is our garden basket of the year.
The Garden Colander saves time by going from harvest to sink to rinsing.

 

However, for some harvests, such as larger vegetables, and especially those root veggies that need a lot more rinsing, you might try this TubTrugs Colander.

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See what you think and let us know what you’re using. You can join the conversation and comment on the Gardens All Facebook page. But if you need a new garden basket, you might try one of these.

Garden basket colander so you can harvest and rinse in the same handy basket.
Pick and rinse your garden harvest in the same handy colander basket. Image from GardensAll’s fresh kale, arugula and spinach.

Let’s keep on growing!