Re: [gardeners] Sadness in the Monday garden

Kay Lancaster (
Tue, 22 Jul 2003 09:13:35 -0700 (PDT)

> Wish she had picked the cukes, squash, and eggplant before she left. I
> think I'm getting allergic to the pricklies on their leaves as I break
> out in a rash anywhere I touch them. It's gone in an hour or so but sure
> bugs me while it's there. Anyone else ever experience this?

Try dusting your hands and arms with talc (corn starch in less humid 
climes)... works for a lot a folks with rashy sorts of responses 
to stiff trichomes.