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Roo Garden Apron Review and Giveaway

If you’re like me, you’ve probably returned from a supposedly quick and casual stroll through the garden with your shirt flipped up in an attempt to to hold all the tomatoes, plums or apricots that were just begging to be picked.

After dirtying umpteen clean shirts, I don’t know why I venture outside any longer without a small basket or colander in hand to pick the daily harvest.  Yet I still do.

Which is just one of the reasons why I have enjoyed using the Roo Garden Apron.

When it arrived in the mail, the timing couldn’t have been better as my orange tree’s branches were drooping and heavy with fruit.

These oranges don’t easily snap off the stem, instead requiring two hands to remove them.  One hand carefully clips the orange, while the other holds it so it won’t fall on the ground.

The oversized pocket means both of my hands are now free to clip and remove the fruit, simply dropping the oranges into the pocket below.

And not only does the apron have a giant-sized pocket, but it has 2 smaller pockets at the top that can easily hold a pair of clippers, cell phone, ipod or whatever else you might need

The pocket holds over a dozen of my oversized oranges, and while they may be a bit heavy (ha!) I’m finally able to harvest them with zero hassle.

Another unique feature of this apron is a handy little rope-tie which hooks and holds the bottom of the apron to the top (keeping it closed).

Once you ‘unhook’ it, the fruit falls through the bottom into whatever container you desire.

Pretty clever, if you ask me!

Okay, now for the fun part!  The kind folks at Roo Apron are offering one here to a lucky winner.   Just leave a comment  below, letting me know what you’d use the apron for (weeds, fruit, dead-heading, veggies?) and I’ll pick a random winner by midnight, July 31st.  It’s that simple!

Oh, and please remember that I won’t be able to respond to your comments as it’ll mess up the random number generator (but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy reading what you all write, because I do!)

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******UPDATE:  We have a winner!  Congratulations Sara (at rmsd@comcast.net) – you won the apron!  Thanks for playing, everyone and I hope you all have a lovely day!******

A few more details:  The winner will be randomly chosen by midnight , July 31stand contacted within 24 hours. If the proposed winner forfeits or does not claim the prize by August 7th, the prize will be re-awarded based on the sponsor’s sole discretion. Please provide your name and email to enter this contest, so I can immediately contact you if you win. The winner agrees to allow his/her first name to be mentioned in conjunction with this giveaway.

The number of eligible entries will determine the odds of winning. This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only, who are over the age of 18 years old. No purchase necessary to win. This sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law (not exactly sure where this might be, but I’d sure hate to live there).  By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to these conditions.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post (which means the apron was provided for me to review). All expressed opinions, however, are absolutely and without a doubt, my own.  Trust me, I receive products to review all the time and very few actually inspire me enough to write about them!

Best of luck everyone!

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43 Comments

  • I would love to wear this apron in my garden for gathering veggies! Hands free! Love it!

  • At first I was just thinking for veggies and herbs, but you mentioned weeds – this would be great for those random weed pulls. Plus, I like the idea of the separate pocket for the pruners.

  • I would use this for harvesting veggies!

  • I would love to win the apron to hold tomatoes, cucumbers, and okra that I see need picking every time I walk in the garden. It would be a great help while picking pole beans, butter beans, and purple hull peas, too. You are absolutely right about the upturned shirt!

  • This looks like a useful apron! I’d use it to pick fruit and veggies from the garden.

  • I would love to have this apron to help hold the fruits of my labor. With arthritis, carpel tunnel and ulnar neuropathy in both hands/arms, gathering the veggies can sometimes be difficult. Not having to hold a bag or my shirt would be heaven.

    I loved watching your show on TV. I came across one of your magazines from 1999 at a resale shop. Boy do I miss both. So happy I found your site.

    Let’s get those hands dirty!

  • As an older gardener with arthritis, I’m always on the look-out for extra help so I can continue gardening independently. This apron is just the ticket! It would function as that extra hand I often need to pick & harvest my tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, etc! Instead of calling for help, I’d just drop my bounty in my apron! What a wonderful idea!

  • I would love this apron, it would be so useful in the garden.

  • Terrific idea! I would use it for harvesting and weeding. I think it would be great to wear when roaming the yard and would save time from my usual walking back and forth with my “bounty”!

  • Thanks for the giveaway! I’d use mine for weeding and dead-heading. Looks very handy.

  • I was thinking it might serve to remove all of the empty beer cans and bottles I leave behind in the course of the day gardening. They fill up my wheele barrow and the overflow could go in the Roo. Sounds like a possibility!

  • I’m always weeding when I walk through the garden and
    I save the tener greens as a snack for the chickens. I could stuff them in the pockets and keep both hand free for weeding. This looks like a great idea

  • I would use it for outdoors but it would be usefull picking up my grandson’s toys.

  • There is always a little something that needs doing… a bit of pruning, harvesting here and there, ripping out some horrifying weed that has henceforth escaped without notice. That apron looks like just the thing!

  • What a great gardening/gathering apron. I would use it for both.

  • About 9 months ago my 79 year old father and 75 year old step mom bought a home on an acre with half a dozen citrus trees, an apricot tree, grape vines, and various nut trees. They are having the best time harvesting all their bounty. I would give The Roo to them if I was the lucky winner! Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Dead-heading and fruit-picking. Love the top pocket, too!

  • Oranges, tomatoes, lemons, what wouldn’t I use it for? (okay, maybe eggs)

  • Hopefully I’d be using it for tomatoes when they finally ripen here. And it would be great for harvesting herbs. I could probably just wander on into the kitchen and start cooking, grabbing the herbs as I need them. (It’s probably not big enought to hold the number of weeds I throw into those pop-up bins I’ve found to be so handy.)

  • I loved seeing this at the Fling, too. I would use it for harvesting, weeding, and snagging pesky trash that blows into the front garden beds.

  • I would use it to harvest oranges, tomatoes, and my mini-pumpkins in the fall. Also, It would be great to tuck tall cut flowers in before I take them into the house.

  • What a cool idea! This apron would be just the thing for harvesting veggies or fruit! Would also work great for weeding and small pruning jobs! Such a nice giveaway!

  • My never ending crop of zucchini and green beans in the summer. In the spring I would use it for the meyer lemons, bumper crop every year!

    Smart design!

  • I would use this apron daily for weeding and harvesting.

  • I live on a hill, so gardening is a challenge. Putting anything done just gives it chance to roll away. This apron would give me the extra third hand I am always seeking

  • ”Umpteen”–I thought only my family used that word! Well, I would use it to harvest umpteen sungold cherry tomatoes. And, to carry my cell phone and iPod–two gardening necessities. What a neat apron.

  • sounds perfect for trips to the veggie garden… thanks for the chance… :))

  • Hi Rebecca~ Another great product! And another why didn’t I think of that? Thanks for sharing. I would use it for weeding and picking oranges from our tree. My husband would appreciate not having to pick up all the little piles I leave behind.

  • Definitely for deadheading and weed pulling. Always wishing I had brought a bucket along!
    Love your posts!

  • Great idea! It will be wonderful to use when all the quince arrive….my mother in law makes the best quince jam…if I win I will be giving it to her~thanks

  • Definitely for picking vegetables! Just came in with my shirt full wishing I’d grabbed a bucket on my way out.

  • I would use it for all of those things! How nice to have hands free, though I doubt I would I will ever come in from the garden with a clean shirt.

  • I’ve been looking for exactly this. I would love to have a way to keep my garden tools with me instead of constantly having to figure out where I laid them down.

  • Wow, I think the question should be what ‘wouldn’t’ I use this apron for! 🙂 Geez, I think I would even use it to carry my smaller tools too. Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

  • I have hundreds of daylilies and deadheading them takes a long time!! If I had a Roo, I wouldn’t have to drag a bucket around, I could do it with two hands and be done in half the time!! Awesome!!!!

  • I’d use it for weeds and rocks – the soil here is really rocky and I’m always piling rocks up around the yard to save to use for top dressing later. I think at the moment I have one huge pile and around 4-5 small piles.

  • I would truly love this apron. I would use this for wedding & harvesting. This apron will make things easy to hold simple tools & it will hold & protect my phone so I don’t have to run into the house when my phone rings.

    Mahalo for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

  • I would love to win this apron. I’d use it for harvesting veggies. I use my shirt all the time, and it’s not always easy to pick some veggies one-handed. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  • I use it every day in the garden to harvest what I want for dinner.

    • This looks like a great apron. Besides using it to harvest, I could visualize putting the odds and ends of weeds that I find when I go into my garden to hand water. Usually I just leave them on site thinking I will clean up later. It also might inspire me to take my clippers when i do that particular garden circuit.

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