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!
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?


  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!

  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.

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

  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:


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