Be careful on garden cleanup!
Mon, 16 Mar 2020 13:20:05 PDT
My experience is like Bridgit's with rusty metal and broken glass (where
does it all come from?), but we also find lots of little plastic people,
animals, superheroes and cartoon critters.  Would love to find a
hedgehog,  tho!  Also wear Atlas - do we have a quorum? 

Lin on Central CA coast, where so much Spring is happening and it's
finally rained again!

On 2020-03-16 11:36, Bridget Wosczyna wrote:

> I handle all my arisaema with nitrile gloves when cleaning each autumn. Agree Atlas gloves are the best!  I use them in my garden as I live on a very old property and come across all sorts of glass and rusty metal parts when digging. Lots of marbles, too. 
> Bridget 
> In sunny SE PA where the galanthus have finished up and the hepaticas (some from Seneca Hill!) are blooming. 
>> On Mar 16, 2020, at 2:22 PM, Robin Hansen <> wrote:
>> Oh, my, what a lesson!  Don't forget icky slugs and invisible insects that can sting. I wear a brand of garden gloves that are knit with Nitrile coating (Atlas).  They are not the cheapest but except for rose thorns and some cacti, they are amazingly protective for a long period.  I also wash them and throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet which keeps them soft and pliable.  If I've been handling fertilizers or some types of compost, it's also a good protection.  For spraying I wear Nitrile gloves which I buy by the box of 100 from a maintenance supply store and throw away immediately after.  Sometimes the plain Nitrile gloves are also quite the best for handling tiny seedlings or seed sowing.
>> Robin Hansen
>> Sunny but cold in 
>> Southwestern Oregon
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