Four Handy Storage Helpers

Try these helpful hands and store more of your home-grown fruits and vegetables with ease

Kilner jars

Look out for traditional Kilner jars for all your jam and chutney-making needs. These tried –and-tested jars are available from Harrod Horticultural (0845 4025300, in dozen-jar packs.

 Herb dryer

Dry home-grown herbs, chilies, mushrooms and more the natural way with this drying rack. This model uses three drying sheets and is available from Gardening Naturally (0845 6800296,

Jam thermometer

A good thermometer is essential when making serious quantities of jam or chutney. Look for one that clips to the side of the pan and has a cool-to-touch handle, such as this one from Burgon & Ball (0114 2338262,

 Hessian sacks

Breathable hessian sacks prevent stored roots from sweating and rotting. The thick material also helps to exclude any light. Ferndale Lodge (0844 3140043, sells packs of ten.

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