Rectangular shape with rounded corners, the shape that is most used and recognised as a 'Sussex Trug'. The traditional shape for farmers and gardeners. Often used as measures in the past, the smallest holds one Imperial Pint and the largest a Bushel (eight Imperial Gallons).
'Strapped Trugs' refers to the Half Bushel and Bushel Trugs. Shaped like the 'Garden' trugs, instead of feet they have bands of Sweet Chestnut wrapped and fixed around the body giving it extra weight bearing properties. Traditionally used by Sussex and Kentish farmers for harvesting produce and measuring. The curved body allows the trug to be used as a scoop or to tip items into a sack without being impeded by the feet.
If your desired trug is out of stock, please feel free to contact us. We will make every effort to have stock ready as soon as possible, where adequate wood supplies are available.
Our *special order* trugs, such as the No. 7 Strapped, are produced on-demand so waiting times can be longer, typically 2-3 weeks. please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.
No. 0 Garden.
Tiny little trug for trinkets.
No. 1 Garden.
Use to keep garlic and ginger in the kitchen
No. 2 Garden.
A favourite with little ones wanting to look like the grown ups or for a little balcony garden.
No. 3 Garden.
The favourite for herbs and is the perfect length to hold gardening essentials like trowel, fork and secateurs.
No. 4 Garden.
So often given as a wedding gift, it is the perfect size to hold two wine bottles side by side.
No. 5 Garden.
Getting serious in the garden. A good all rounder and won't be too heavy when full.
No. 6 Garden.
Easily our most popular trug which most people can fill with produce and still carry.
No 7 Garden.
The classic Head Gardener trug. Long enough for produce like rhubarb and chard and cut flowers. Used by gardening team at Sissinghurst Castle Gardens. Also available with straps instead of feet.
No. 8 Garden or Half Bushel.
A really serious trug. It has straps instead of feet for extra weight bearing. This trug will happily lug spuds all day for decades. Unencumbered by feet it is shaped to fit the mouth of a sack when tipping out produce or when used as a scoop. Traditionally used by farmers and market gardeners. This trug is a workaholic.
No. 10 (Full Bushel)
You need to be strong to lift this one full of spuds! Rarely made these days.
|No. 0||18 x 11.5||7 x 4.5|
|No. 1||24 x 13.5||9.5 x 5.25.11 x 6|
|No. 2||28 x 15.5||11 x 6|
|No. 3||36 c 20||14 x 8|
|No. 4||41 x 23||16 x 9|
|No. 5||46 x 25||18 x 10|
|No. 6||51 x 28||20 x 11|
|No. 7||58 x 30||23 x 12|
|No. 8 (Half Bushel)||66 x 36||26 x 14|
|No. 10 (Full Bushel)||76 x 41||30 x 16|