Have you ever tasted fresh home-grown vegetables? It’s one of the greatest food pleasures, and nothing in the supermarket can match the flavor. But have you ever wondered why that is? It could be that home-grown vegetables are simply fresher since they haven’t been transported long distances.
But there’s also evidence that fruits and vegetables grown in your own backyard contain more nutrients than those from the supermarket. So if you’re looking for the tastiest and healthiest produce, it might be time to start growing your own!
If you are growing various vegetables on your property, then a vegetable hod is a necessity among your gardening equipment. A vegetable hod can be an extremely useful tool for gardeners who are growing various vegetables on their property.
It can be used to transport vegetables from one location to another or to store them temporarily while you are working on other gardening tasks. Making your own vegetable hod is a relatively easy process, and can be a great way to save money.
A vegetable hod is a simple but very handy gardening item that makes it easier to harvest and bring vegetables to the kitchen!
If you have any excess timber and wire mesh from previous DIY projects, you can easily make a vegetable hod. This is a great way to upcycle materials that would otherwise go to waste. Take note that it is important to use timber like cedar for this project since the purpose of this hod is to easily carry all harvest at once and wash them right in the vegetable hod before bringing them inside the house.
Some timbers simply won’t stand up to being constantly damp. Cedar is known for its resistance to rot and decay, making it the perfect material for this project.
Do you think you need a vegetable hod for your garden? You can do this as your weekend project!
If you’re looking for a fun and unique gardening project, why not try making your own vegetable hod? Not only will you get to show off your creative side, but you’ll also be able to reap the benefits of fresh, home-grown produce.
Plus, if you make a few extra hods, you can give them as gifts to your gardening friends. To get you started, we’ve gathered a few DIY vegetable hod samples for your inspiration. Take a look and see which one speaks to you. With a little time and effort, you’ll have a beautiful and functional vegetable hod of your very own.
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You’ll need these materials:
- 1″X 6″ Cedar 3′ long
- 1/2″ Wire Mesh 16″X 16″
- 3/4″ Dowel
- Carpenters Wood Glue
- 1 ½” Wood Screws
And these tools:
- Circular Saw
- Wire Cutter
- Staple Gun
- Brad Nailer
Start by collecting all the materials we’ve already listed for you. After you have gathered all the necessary materials, you have to cut the pieces of timber to form the sides, the handle, and the frame of your vegetable hod.
It is important to make sure that the cuts are precise in order to avoid any issues when assembling the hod. Once the pieces are cut, you have to assemble the frame of the hod and make sure that it is sturdy.
Next, cover the frame of the hod with wire mesh, as shown in the picture, leaving an opening at the top. Make sure the mesh is tight against the frame so that no gaps are left open. you can use the staple wire or other means of securing the mesh to the frame.
As easy as 1, 2, 3!
You can get step-by-step instructions from Nancy over at Nancy on the Home Front…