I enjoy growing my own veg but at this time of year the root crops are pretty muddy when I dig them up. I don't want to peel my organic carrots as the skin has valuable nutrients - so an effective vegetable brush is essential. So why is it so hard to find one?
The kitchen shops in Norwich have pretty little brushes for polishing the tops of mushrooms but nothing for getting to grips with a dirty carrot! Surely not everyone buys their veg pre washed in plastic bags? After checking out nearly every shop in the city I found what I think is intended to be a floor brush in the Co Op - there were two half hidden under some mops - but it is robust enough to get the carrots clean and no need to peel them. I'm fortunate to have an old sink in the garage where it does not matter if the mud gets sprayed around a bit.
We have come along way from our 'roots' when you can't buy a brush to clean them.