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Hydrogen Peroxide Is a Gardener's Friend

By Skiekitty
March 26, 2013

After planting all of those new plants, you might have ground-in dirt on your skin. Hydrogen peroxide will bubble it away. It works the same with grass stains.

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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Mar 25, 2013 7:41 PM CST

Thanks, for the tip.

Is that your yard? Is that corn next door?

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Marilyn
Mar 25, 2013 9:05 PM CST
Toni,

Great tip! I tip my hat to you. How did you know this? I'm all ears!

I'll have to remember your advice! nodding Thumbs up Hurray!

Beautiful garden! Same questions as the other Marilyn (CDsSister) Smiling

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Skiekitty
Mar 25, 2013 9:16 PM CST
LOLLL.. I *wish* that was my yard... but no, alas, it's not. Found out about hydrogen peroxide one time when I was trying to get out a nasty splinter. I personally hate H2O2 as it burns my skin, but it got all the ground-in dirt from under my nails & whatnot cleaned away. And it does look like corn in the background, doesn't it. but that's not my picture.. no idea who's pic that is. My yard is brown & ugly.
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Marilyn
Mar 25, 2013 10:52 PM CST
Thanks Toni! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Mar 26, 2013 12:55 AM CST
Pretty neat subject line Thumbs up . Other then bubbling out debris from cracks in skin. Try a table spoon of 40% Hydrogen peroxide per two gallons of water. Roots also need oxygen. Do let me know the results.
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daylily
Mar 26, 2013 11:20 AM CST
I grow lots of types of plants in a freshwater aquarium. I treated some green "hair algae" with peroxide and it worked great. Details can be found online.... you must be careful how much you use per amount of gallons of tank. I turned off all the filters so there was no current in the tank. I used a big syringe I got from my vet's office to draw up a little peroxide - Then, carefully put the needle right down to where the algae was growing on the plants and driftwood, and very slowly pushed the plunger while I moved the needle around in the area. Leave for 20 minutes. Turn filters back on. Next day do a normal water change. It might not look like it does anything for a few days. After a week, it was all brown.

I will try to remember this trick about it removing dirt. My skin is dry, so always have those hairline cracks that you can't scrub garden dirt out of. Thumbs up
Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Mar 26, 2013 11:47 AM CST
Juli to grow hair algae is not an easy task. Where is the aquarium placed, out in the sun? Tooooo much light I tip my hat to you.
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daylily
Mar 26, 2013 11:52 AM CST
Arif - don't want to side track the thread - yes, the light was to strong. I replace it with an LED last week that is not so bright.
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valleylynn
Mar 26, 2013 12:27 PM CST
I will be giving this a try. I find it difficult to remember to put gloves on. Thumbs up
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KAMasud
Mar 26, 2013 9:15 PM CST
Lynn, please please Crying try it after you have handled a few cacti.
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valleylynn
Mar 26, 2013 9:52 PM CST
No cacti for me. Sticking tongue out
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Mar 27, 2013 6:57 AM CST
Smiling I tip my hat to you.
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Sharon
Mar 27, 2013 7:53 AM CST
Nice tip, Toni.

I think the photo is from Indygardengal's Garden Tour:
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canadanna
Mar 27, 2013 10:13 PM CST
I battle nail dirt especially at the cuticles. I use the soap in the nails trick but this is a good remedy.
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hAndiMom
Apr 2, 2013 10:19 PM CST
Thank you! I never remember to put on gloves until after I have started puttering around in my yard. I use my pockets to hide the ground in dirt!
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KyWoods
Apr 13, 2013 9:25 AM CST
Great tips! I never would have thought of using it on grass stains. Thanks!

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