Summer 2017 Mercantile: Squeezo Strainers, Muck Boots, and More

Check out our editors' favorite equipment for the home and garden this season.

By the Heirloom Gardener Editors
Summer 2017


Photo courtesy Klean Kanteen

Many gardeners abide by the rule, “No glass in the garden,” and many are also concerned about health and the environment and don’t want to drink from containers made with bisphenol A (BPA). Klean Kanteen’s Insulated Reflect bottle ($40.95) is a non-plastic drinking vessel that can be used year-round — for warm coffee in fall and cold lemonade in summer. This 20-ounce bottle is made with only three materials: stainless steel, food-grade silicone, and sustainably harvested bamboo. Klean Kanteen says that its new bottle will keep drinks cold for 24 hours or iced for 40 hours. The company also offers 10-ounce steel cups for $7.95 that are well-suited for holding your much-deserved craft beer as you meander through the garden and appreciate all your hard work at the end of the day.