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For Clean Fingernails When You Garden

20160622A.jpgIf you don’t want to accumulate dirt under your fingernails while you’re gardening, scratch a bar of soap before starting. The soap lodged under your nails will prevent soil from penetrating. When you finish in the garden, just use a nail brush to remove the soap and your nails will be perfectly clean.

Or even easier, just wear gardening gloves.

The Right Attitude

But most laidback solution of all is simply to wear your dirty fingernails with pride: you are a gardener and this is what a gardener’s fingernails look like! ‘Nuff said!

Garden writer and blogger, author of more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

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