We bought our first vegetable rack at the weekend.
A person’s life can be divided into the time they live pre-vegetable rack (P.V.R.) and the time they live post-vegetable rack (Also P.V.R, confusingly). Of course there will be some people who are not able to purchase a vegetable rack at any time of their lives, a fact I have not forgotten.
For us, the moment of vegetable rack need came during our mid thirties. I don’t know whether that is usual. In your twenties you feel able to live with vegetables just lying around the house here and there. In your early thirties you try and designate a ‘vegetable shelf’ or a ‘vegetable cupboard’ but deep inside in your heart of hearts you know that that isn’t really the answer.
Ours has four shelves. We felt that was the way to go. Other vegetable racks have three shelves – in fact you might notice the one I’ve drawn in the picture has three shelves – a ‘three shelver’, as they are known. Three shelf vegetable racks are very good vegetable racks, don’t get me wrong. We’ve found that the main advantage of the ‘four shelver’ over the ‘three shelver’ was quite simply that it had one extra shelf.
I thought I’d post this as there may be someone reading who has a sort of an empty feeling inside and doesn’t really know why. You’ve tried going out and having a good time. You’ve bought the latest gadgets. You’ve even been to the doctor. Perhaps, just perhaps, what you need is a good vegetable rack.
Do let us know in the comments at what stage in life you first started using a vegetable rack. Did you go out and buy it, or was it handed down through the generations? Do you use it only for vegetables, or does a bit of fruit get mingled in too? Perhaps you are a carnivore and don’t even eat vegetables. All perspectives welcome in the comments.