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Portable "Garden Sink"
I put together a portable garden sink so I can wash vegetables outside before bringing them into our house. Both the water and dirt go right back into our garden, says Ken Carpenter, Grangeville, Idaho.
  He bought an old kitchen sink at a second hand store for a few dollars. He built a wooden frame in the shape of a wheelbarrow and screwed the sink on top of it. The wheelbarrow rides on an 8-in. high rubber wheel and has handles that measure about 7 ft. long. He also added a female coupler to the bottom of the faucet so he can hook up a garden hose to it.
  I have several faucets around my garden and I can hook the sink up to any of them, says Carpenter. I use it on all my root crops including beets, potatoes, and carrots. I added a length of L-shaped pvc pipe to the sinks drain so my feet dont get wet while Im washing vegetables. I stand in front of the sink and the water drains out the back. At the end of the growing season I just disconnect the hose and roll the sink into our tool shed.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ken W. Carpenter, 378 Cove Rd., Grangeville, Idaho 83530 (ph 208 983-2349).


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2011 - Volume #35, Issue #6