Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, a free e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Each issue lists the local gardening events for the month, recently published gardening books, and articles and tips specific to this immediate area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening product. For the December 2019 Pegplant’s Post, which will be e-mailed to subscribers on November 30, one lucky subscriber will win a Hip-Trug.
Many gardeners know or have Corona gardening tools. Recently Corona has been promoting several products from Burgon and Ball, their sister company in the U.K. I particularly like the Hip-Trug, because it is good for the back and knees–saves on bending and getting up and down. This large plastic container clips to the belt, pocket, or waistband, enabling gardeners to use both hands when harvesting veggies or deadheading flowers. The container slips in and out of the holster, making it easy to empty and clean. The holster is available in a moss green or navy blue color (the image is for illustrative purpose, the winner does not choose the color). Check out the other Burgon and Ball products on Corona’s website: Kneelo knee pads and the Kneelo kneeler.
The Corona company started in the 1920s with the invention of orange shears. The citrus industry was near the city of Corona in California. In the time it took to harvest and deliver the crop by train to the east coast, much of the fruit quality diminished thus decreasing sales. A Corona school teacher realized that most of the skin damage on the orange came from the oranges themselves. The fruit was harvested by hand, pulled from the tree, which resulted in openings in the skin and jagged stems. He designed a tool that could cut the fruit off right at the button of the fruit (where the stem connects to the fruit) thus eliminating openings and stems that poke and damage other fruit. He worked with a blacksmith to create the tool who then supplied the tool to the California citrus industry and thus the Corona company was born. Today, Corona Tools is the leading tool brand in Northern America, part of the global Venanpri Tools that includes sister companies Bellota and Burgon and Ball. Venanpri Tools is a family of consumer and professional tools for the lawn and garden, landscape, irrigation, construction, and agriculture markets.