I'm looking into systems to clean vegetables. Wheelbarrow or 2-3 a day. So no big machine, but a normal sink is just too small. Furthermore, the sand has to go and prefereably by separated from the water later on.
My idea untill know is to use a bath tub for 'sink', put a mesh over it.
But the cleaning part of the water itself (the vegetables, we would use the garden hose) afterwards is still not clear yet. We would like to be able to use the water on the fields so it has to be clean enough to be pumped arround as gravity feeding with <0.01% slope is hard going.
Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
posted 3 years ago
If you were washing the vegetables on a bench that is about 3 feet tall, you could capture the water and filter out the soil at that height. That would give you plenty of slope to disperse the wash-water through hoses. Put the washing station on a small mound of soil or a deck for better drainage and dryer feet, and that would give you even more slope.