Nether Wallop - 'Sack O'Veg' - Jute Vegetable Storage Sack
The Nether Wallop 'Sack O'Veg' is a great large vegetable storage sack for storing your root crops.
Made from natural jute which allows the air to circulate keeping your vegetables fresh for longer, while the drawstring closure at the top keeps vegetables safe from the light.
The sack has also got two strong handles which are equally well suited for carrying as they are for hanging the sack with the vegetables up off the ground. Large enough to store a bumper harvest whether potatoes, carrots, swedes, apples or others.
75cm x 50cm (30 x 20in) approx
Jute is eco-friendly, carbon dioxide neutral and 100% recyclable and biodegradable without causing environmental hazards. Sacks, made from jute is the traditional method for storing root vegetables. It is the same material from which coffee sacks are made and also, nowadays, many reusable shopping bags.
Jute comes from a flowering vegetable plant that grows to 10 feet tall. Historically, the plant fibre has been used to make rope, twine, carpet, and rugs. Jute, an inherently strong fibre, is one of the cheapest natural fibers available. It has also been used to make paper, geotextile (a fiberglass alternative), and particleboard.
Jute plants grows with little water and fertilisers and is rapidly renewable, minimally processed and, ultimately, biodegradable. Jute improves soil quality, is carbon dioxide neutral and 100% recyclable and biodegradable without causing environmental hazards.
The company Nether Wallop is based in and named after the village in central Hampshire, England. It is part of The Wallops: Nether, Middle and Over Wallop. The name Wallop derives from 'waella' (stream) and 'hop' (valley) or 'the valley of springing water'.
The town was the site of the Battle of Guoloph that took place around the year 439. The element 'Wallop' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Wallope'; 'Wollop inferior', that is to say Nether Wallop, is first attested circa 1270 in Episcopal Registers.
The village contains many old thatched cottages and has been featured in books and TV programmes as one of the prettiest villages in England.
Dane Cottage in Five Bells Lane, Nether Wallop was used as Miss Marple's home in the village of St. Mary Mead for the BBC adaptations, played by British actress Joan Hickson of the Agatha Christie Miss Marple novels. The house and many of the surrounding lanes within the village were used as the setting and are commonly seen throughout many of the Miss Marple films (where Joan Hickson played Miss Marple.
Sir Richard Reade (1511-1575 ) Lord Chancellor of Ireland, was a native of Nether Wallop
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Common Name Jute Vegetable Storage Sack