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GET YOUR STAINED HANDS CLEAN!

 
 

In the summer, many of us are out working in the yard or garden every weekend, or even daily.

Gloves are an option, but they can get in the way of holding onto things, and for many of us, make weeding or using our hands cumbersome.

If you prefer to work with your bare hands, what can you do to quickly and easily clean your stained and dirty fingers?

Preventative Measures:

  1. Before going out to the garden to work, dig your fingernails into a soft bar of soap. After gardening your nails will wash clean.



Post Gardening Measures:

  1. Make sugar soap. Wash your hands as usual with warm water and soap, just add a spoonful of granulated sugar.

  2. If the beds of your nails are green from pinching back old flowers or weeding, soak them in a dish of hydrogen peroxide. The pigment instantly dissolves away.

Now you can go and dig to your heart's content, and no one will ever be the wiser!


 
 








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Growing Caladium

Caladiums grow from tubers sold in the spring.

You can buy the tubers and plant your own, but buying a full-grown plant is the easiest way to know what color the leaves will be.

Give your Caladiums high humidity or the leaf margins may turn brown.


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