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Old 08-08-2006, 09:01 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by amber
I've never had that happen with apples or potatoes.
Really. Weird. I must do a lot more than other folks. Whenever I make applesauce or do a lot of new potatoes (not peeling, scraping them) it happens.

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Old 08-08-2006, 09:26 PM   #22
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I buy boxes of surgical gloves at Costco. Usually go through lots in the summer months. When I pick tomatoes, I wear a long sleeved shirt and gloves, I hate that smell from the tomato bushes. If you saw my tomato garden, you'd know why.

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Old 08-09-2006, 01:33 PM   #23
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GB touched on one of my solutions. I pre-fill my skin nooks and crannies with either oil or soap. If I am digging in the dirt, I will scrape my finger nails over a bar of soap to stuff under my nails with soap. If I do not want soap on what I am handeling, I douse my hands with oil. I also use the tight fitting disposable gloves.
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:39 PM   #24
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I have never experienced that staining either. Maybe it is a Canadian thing

bjcotton I LOVE the smell of my hands after handling my tomato plants. My wife must think I am weird because I sit there and sniff my hands for a while after playing in the garden. OK that is not the ONLY reason she thinks I am weird

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