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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 65 gardening books, lecturer and communicator, the Laidback Gardener, Larry Hodgson, passed away in October 2022. Known for his great generosity, his thoroughness and his sense of humor, he reached several generations of amateur and professional gardeners over his 40-year career. Thanks to his son, Mathieu Hodgson, and a team of contributors, will continue its mission of demystifying gardening and making it more accessible to all.

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