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£165.00 — £279.00
£165.00 — £279.00
Why store apples in old chest of drawers, when these gorgeous racks can grace your harvest store?
Apple racks are an easy way to keep and store apples through the Autumn. The racks can also be used to store other fruit such as pears, plums etc.
The 5 drawer rack is a great size for those with a couple of apples trees and for those with a larger orchard, the 10 drawer rack gives lots of extra storage space.
The shelves on the apple racks are slatted to allow the air to circulate round the fruit.
The apple racks are best kept in well ventilated places such as a shed, garage or garden outhouse. If the conditions are cool and dark the fruit will store for much longer. Always store unspoilt fruit - remember, one bad apple…
The pine is FSC certified and the racks are delivered fully assembled.
Traditional styled orchard ladder for apple or pear trees. With 6 rungs it will allow you to reach into the more tricker part of the tree.
It also provides a steady platform when pruning the trees.
Made of FSC certified beech.
Made of wicker and supplied with a useful whittled twig hook and rope for hanging from sturdy branches. The fruit picking basket is about 50cm long. The basket measurement includes the handle but not the rope and twig. Easily holds 40 medium apples.
We love this harvest bucket - made from sturdy steel wire, it is ideal for harvesting anything from your vegetable plot such as potatoes, courgettes, carrots to cauliflowers.
Lift your spuds and let the soil spill through the basket back to the ground.
And if you don’t have a veg patch … and just love the basket then use it to store anything from kindling wood and old newspapers, to balls of knitting wool…
A bar at the end of the tines protects the potatoes and the spacing and shape allows the potatoes to be sifted from the soil. Forged from stainless steel with a hardwood handle. When harvesting, loosen the soil around the base of the plants first, then lift them up from the ground. After harvesting potatoes, remember to leave them lying on the top of the soil for a few hours to dry off in the sun. Then brush off any excess soil and discard any that have been damaged. Remember that you don’t need to harvest all your potatoes at the same time.
Collecting berries can be a really arduous task - so much so that sometimes the effort can make the whole picking process off-putting.
But help is at hand - this clever device, which does bust our no-plastic rule works so well on the currant bushes - whether they are blackcurrants, redcurrants or white ones.
Simply scoop the picker up through the currant bushes and the berries are pulled off the bush and into the picker. Much quicker and much less faff without loads of stalks and leaves.
Even small children would be happy to help……
With more and more people growing their own food, coping with gluts can often be a problem.
The Quattro Stagioni preserving kit contains 8 jars and lids needed to preserve and store food hermetically. Bormioli Jars are amongst the sturdiest jars made and they guarantee a completely modern vacuum seal (when hermetically sealed).
Home grown food was traditionally stored and preserved by this method - where the filled jars are filled, lids put on and then boiled to create an airtight vacuum. The filled jars can then be stored for several months.
The kit contains 4 x 0.25 litre preserving jars and 4 x 0.50 litre preserving jars with sterilised vacuum button lids, a wide-mouth preserving funnel for filling jars, a packet of Franchi basil seeds for Genovese pesto and a Aristo seasoning sachet from Milan. Also included is a 62 page book containing 50 recipes and is full of ideas and tips for each season of the year. Tips provide instructions on how to preserve food in the most efficient way - the book guides you from start to finish; from seed to jar.
The Quattro Stagionie preserving kit is a wonderful home essential that introduces an exciting Mediterranean feel to home cuisine.
Extra/replacement lids can be bought separately.
Handy and useful herb scissors for snipping through kitchen herbs rather than incessantly chopping away.
With five blades they are ideal for herbs such as chives, thyme and rosemary. Easier to use than a pestle and mortar.
We love mushrooms. Most of all we want to pick them wild and eat them. But obviously this is not without danger, all our home reference books until now have been vague or over complicated.
Here is a mushrooming guide with a totally new, positive approach.
Alex Schwab’s mushrooming rules are few but they are fixed rules. His key identification points leave no room for uncertainty. The book includes a field guide pull out card to take with you when you are out mushrooming or foraging for wild food. 180 full colour illustrations, 128 pages.
Mushrooming without fear- for the first time. YUM.
Also see our special Mushroom Knife.
Stainless steel blade with hardwood handle and belt clip. Blade area is 6cm long and has a serrated back edge for removing soil without risk of gouging.
If you want more information on collecting wild mushrooms, the best book we have found on the subject is Mushrooming without Fear, which gives clear and concise advice and includes a handy ‘in the field’ reference guide.