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.
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).
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.
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.
Let’s keep on growing!
I’m LeAura Alderson, entrepreneur, ideator, media publisher, writer and editor of GardensAll.com. Pursuits in recent years have been more planting seeds of ideas for business growth more than gardening. However, I’ve always been interested in medicinal herbs and getting nutrition and healing from food over pharmacy. As a family we’re eager to dig more deeply into gardening and edible landscape for the love of fresh organic foods and self sustainability. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the creative ingenuity of the GardensAll community.
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