As we get ready to escape our homes and start working in our outdoor spaces, I want to share a few epiphanies that I’ve had over the years that have made my gardening life so much easier!
Get a bar of soap
It never fails. I try to get a little gardening in before a meeting or rushing off to an event and I get dirt — or some sort of green — under my finger nails. If you’re at all like me, gardening with gloves just isn’t as satisfying. I’ve tried bristle brushes and gritty hand scrubbers, but nothing works as well as scrapping my fingernails over a bar of soap BEFORE I do any gardening. The soap gets under your nails, preventing anything else from building up, and then it washes out easily with a little water!