The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 4: Utensils (Pots, Cases, Cans, Fumigators)

Measuring baskets

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1824. Measuring-baskets are chiefly in use by market-gardeners: the largest are bushels and half-bushels, formed of unpeeled or peeled willow shoots or withies; pecks, half-pecks, and sieves are formed of peeled withies; and punnets, pottles, and thumbs, for the more rare culinary vegetables and fruits, are formed from shavings of deal or willow wood.