Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday - Gardening Edition



So, I came across this tip while reading one of my favorite magazines, Real Simple. And I had to share it. Even though I only wish I had a green thumb and have no business giving out gardening related advice, I couldn't resist passing along this tidbit of information. So, here it is.

Before working in the garden, scrape your fingernails across a bar of soap. Let the soap lodge under your nails so as to block soil, sand, and other various gardening debris. Now, soap under your nails sounds a bit icky, but it's gotta be better than muck, right? Later simply wash out the soap with a nail brush. If you're a serious gardener you were gonna do that last step anyway, right?
Click on over to Rocks in My Dryer for more great tips. And tell Shannon that Jubilee sent you!
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On a somewhat related note:

If I could only plant one thing in my garden I would choose red peppers. Or orange peppers. Heck, I'd settle for the yellow ones. I hate to pay grocery store prices for the pretty peppers, but I love to eat them. And they make for an aesthetically pleasing salad.

If you could only plant one thing in your garden, what would it be?

4 comments:

  1. Great tip thanks!

    If I could only plant one thing, it would be tomatoes since I can can salsa, pasta sauce and pizza sauce with them!

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  2. great tip! i will actually try that next time. my one any only edible thing i plant is basil. i can't get enough pesto in the summer.

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  3. Good tip! I only have one thing planted (in a pot on our apt. balcony)---Parsley. I should have opted for basil, though.

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  4. Now, why didn't I think of that?! Thanks for the tip. I've been in the garden a lot myself. Pop on over & see: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/search/label/gardening

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