Saturday, 18 July 2009

A Fruity Tip.

This is a little tip that I’m going to show you that makes life easier for me when picking fruit, Raspberries in particular. It doesn’t work so well with fruit that you pick while bending over, taller Black Currant bushes are another thing I’ve used it on with great success.
What I have in my hand is an ex-army ammo pouch.

This one clips on to my belt (which is covered by the shirt) that I wear all the time to hold up my trousers.

You could find something along the same lines to do the same job at a hiking store or similar. I like this one because I don’t need a separate belt also its pretty stiff canvas which as you can see doesn’t crush anything you put in there.

Then when you have it full all you need to do is take it off and tip the contents in to something larger and then set too and refill the pouch – hopefully many times over because I think most of us like our fresh soft fruits.

I’ve used this method for many years and find it handy not having to use one hand to hold a tray or whatever, it leaves both hands free for picking the fruit.


MarmiteToasty said...

Great idea, though I find my mouth useful when fruit picking, that way, I to can use both hands :)


Jim said...

Those strawberries look good. Do any ever fall out?
Fish and chips are the best thing that ever happened to the U.K! We had them quite often on the Queen Mary II.
BTW, I am a new grandpa and have some pictures on my July 17 post.