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FRUIT PICKER AND HANDLE
This fruit picker has an integrated stainless steel blade, 13cm (5in) diameter basket and an interchangeable washable cotton bag. When partnered with the Vario ZM-V4 lightweight, adjustable handle, the fruit picker can reach a maximum height of 5.7m (18½ft).
PRODUCT CODE: RGM AND ZM-V4
KG VERDICT: This lightweight tool is very easy to use. When ripe, most fruit can easily be encouraged into the bag with careful use of the plastic ‘teeth’ around the top. When picking slightly under-ripe pears, the sharp blade at the front of the picking basket can be used to sever the stalks. The angle of the picker and the handle itself are both adjustable.
Quality: ★★★★★ | Effectiveness: ★★★★★ | Value: ★★★★★
This Burgon and Ball Hip Trug clips to a belt, pocket or waistband, leaving both hands free for gardening jobs. It is available in two sizes – the smaller size is ideal for deadheading, the larger size is more for harvesting.
PRODUCT CODE: GCG 128/GCG 129
PRICE: £9.95 (S)/ £12.95 (L)
KG VERDICT: This is a really useful little accessory. Simply clip it to your belt or similar and of you go, your hands free to gather produce and it leaves your hands frees as you go harvesting. Perfect for picking a good range of fruit and veg.
Quality: ★★★★★ | Effectiveness: ★★★★★ | Value for Money: ★★★★★
HESSIAN POTATO SACKS
These hessian sacks allow your potatoes to breathe, preventing sweating and discouraging rots. Available in two sizes. Standard: (H) 76 x 54cm (W). Large: (H) 105 x 58cm (W).
PRODUCT CODE: POTATOSACK
PRICE: FROM £1.29
KG VERDICT: These have a nice quality about them and the perfect answer for storing your potatoes come harvest time. Good value for money, and the two different sizes means you can buy to suit your needs.
Quality: ★★★★★ | Effectiveness: ★★★★★ | Value for Money: ★★★★★Enjoy more Kitchen Garden reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.