Fruit and Vegetable Storage


Beech Vegetable Rack
 
 
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Vegetable Rack (Beech)


This piece is modelled on the traditional apple storage rack used by gardeners to store the fruit harvest. Having deep drawers(normally 13cm deep). The one illustrated has a bottom drawer 18cm (deep) with slatted bottoms to allow good air circulation.
Made from beech wood. This rack is glued and screwed for extra strength. It is useful for larder storage of fruit & vegetables and even small garden tools.
 
    Dimensions: 75x47x63cm(h)
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Vegetable Rack (Beech)
75x47x63cm (High) (VEG.R.B.STOR)
 
Pine
 
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£432,50
 
 
 
 
Delivery approximately 30 days Postage and Packaging is included for the Uk Mainland.
We also offer a bespoke service, so if you would like this or any of our own wooden products made to your own preferred measurements please contact us and we will be pleased to help.
If you live in the Channel Islands, Highlands and Islands or Ireland please ring 01952 541170 or email sales@thelichfieldplantercompany.co.uk  for a quote for delivery.
 
 

Harvesting and storing marrows, and courgettes


Marrows and courgettes should be cut continuously from the plant while they are young. This encourages more fruit to form.
Start cutting courgettes in July, as soon as the withered flowers fall. They should be about 10 centimetres long. Cut with a sharp knife.
Cut bush and trailing marrows from the plant for summer use when they are 12 to 15 centimetres long. The skin should yield to gentle pressure. Towards the end of the season, leave a few marrows to grow to full size and ripen thoroughly for storage. As the larger fruits develop, place a slate, tile or brick beneath each one to keep it off the soil. This will prevent injury to the skin and safeguard from slugs.In September, before the first frost arrives, cut the mature marrows and hang them in
 
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Harvesting and storing marrows, and courgettes

netting for storage. If the marrows are firm and undamaged they can be  kept in this way for many weeks. In ideal storage conditions there should be free circulation of air, no possibility of frost, and a temperature of about 16 degrees Centigrade. A kitchen larder could be the ideal place.
Follow these tips for the best results:- 
1.       When fruits develop a tough skin, ring hollow when lightly tapped and have a deep, rich colour they should be ripe
 
 
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Harvesting and storing marrows, and courgettes


2.       When harvesting fruit, take off as much stalk as possible, using secateurs, as rot starts from that end. Be careful not to use the stalk as a handle as this can cause further damage to fruit
3.       Once removed from the plant, the fruits should be allowed to ‘cure’ outdoors in the sunlight for about a week to ten days, covering them at night if frost is expected (using cardboard or straw for protection)
4.       Alternatively, cure the fruit in a greenhouse or cold frame, where the fruit will be protected from frost and wet weather, but become well-ripened and any wounds will heal
5.       Depending on the cultivar and conditions provided in storage, fruits should keep for up to six months
 
 
 
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