PRODUCT REVIEWS: TRUGS (SEPTEMBER 23)

Make harvesting easier with a trug at your side. Here are a select few that we’ve been putting to good use this month

BEST BUY
ROYAL SUSSEX TRADITIONAL TRUG

Handmade in Sussex from a combination of sweet chestnut wood and cricket bat willow, this trug uses local and sustainable materials. This style of trug was first developed by Thomas Smith of Herstmonceux, Sussex in the 1820s. It was a reinvention of earlier trugs which up to this date were very heavy.

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SUSSEX TRUGS
www.sussextrugs.com
TEL: 01323 871640
PRODUCT CODE: N/A
PRICE: £65-£120

KG VERDICT
Available in eight sizes, this trug has been beautifully crafted and comes with a fascinating history, with Queen Victoria ordering some as gifts for her family when she attended The Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1851. Light but also securely constructed, and with an open, rectangular design, this is an excellent trug to carry home your harvest.

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TRADITIONAL WOODEN TRUG – MEDIUM

Formed from strips of shaped FSC populus wood, held in place by solid brass pins and screws, This medium-sized garden trug is handmade from natural materials. Dimensions: 40 x 23cm (15¾ x 9in).

BURGON & BALL
www.burgonandball.com
TEL: 0114 233 8262
PRODUCT CODE: N/A
PRICE: 32.99

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KG VERDICT
A very well-crafted boat-shaped trug, both light and strong, perfect for carrying lighter harvests such as beans, peas, radish and lettuce. The two ‘legs’ keep it upright and stable when adding crops. A larger version is also available.

TOP PICK
WILLOW TRUG (MEDIUM)

This trug is made from strong and durable unpeeled willow, suitable for cut flowers and a range of fruit and veg. Available in two different sizes. Colours and shapes may vary as it is a natural product.

Dimensions: Medium – Length 47 x Height 30cm (18 x 12in)
Dimensions:  Large – Length 56 x Height 35cm (22 x 14in)

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SARAH RAVEN
www.sarahraven.com
TEL: 0345 092 0283
PRODUCT CODE:  420163-MED/420163-LAR
PRICE: £42.95 (M)/£49.95 (L)

KG VERDICT
This a beautiful product both in terms of colour and material, very well-made and well-designed too. The tight and intricate interweaving of willow makes for a strong and robust trug but also very pleasing on the eye. It offers plenty of depth to accommodate a good range of fruit and veg.,

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