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DAWNMARIENYSSE Posts: 17
5/18/11 10:38 P

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I wear my everyday Nikes, because I have all raised beds that I can reach into. If you have to walk in your garden, the soil gets compacted down, then needs tilling and hoeing. I plan to get old working this garden, so planned ahead. everything is raised and almost everything grows up trellises!

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5/15/11 7:46 A

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Thanks for the clarification....I know they are also called red bugs, but either way, you're right...they ARE BRUTAL. I literally have them from my head, elbow, back, legs and ankles. The worst part is not scratching them because they leave me with horrible scars...I have white polka dot scars all over my arms. It's true they don't like hot or cold, but they live through the extremes...they just don't bite when it's too hot. Hubby is supposed to be checking to see if there is something we can spray the yard with that won't infiltrate the garden...

On another note....IT'S FINALLY RAINING TODAY!. It's been weeks since we've had a good soaking..can't wait to see the goodies in the next day or two!!

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5/15/11 5:36 A

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Not to get all technical but chiggers aren't no-see-ums - chiggers are worse imho. They grow up to be mites but when they are the nasty biters they are larvae and it's their saliva that causes the brutal itching. The no-see-ums are kinda like black flies in Australia - they swarm and are more like sand flies. (I may be in California now but grew up in Arkansas and I swear I'll take ten mosquitos to every chigger bite!) Those bites itch for a week or more because there's something in their saliva that causes the reaction. And the worst thing is that you don't feel the bite until it's too late. At least with the mosquito and no see ums you get a chance to swat them! All I remember is being doused with calamine lotionas a kid almost every evening in the summer, and that some people put on sulphur powder (yuck - I don't recommend that because it is really stinky - but it works!) I heard, but never tried it, that vanilla keeps the no see ums away.

I heard a rumor that there are chiggers in California but I haven't seen or felt one! I think it is too dry where I am. They also don't like hot temps or cold temps - I'm inland so we get both extremes. But I wouldn't be traipsing around in the garden in crocs or clogs - we do have snakes and scorpions...



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5/14/11 6:58 A

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Yes, no see 'ems, red bugs....they're brutal!

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5/13/11 5:04 P

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I use my old retired walking shoes for yard work.

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5/13/11 4:39 P

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Are those the same as "no see 'ums"? Thanks for reminding me of one reason it is good to live up North!






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5/13/11 11:13 A

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I wear old running shoes and LOTS of bug spray since my yard is infested with chiggers. My legs are covered with blisters and bites (otherwise I'd be barefooted). We are considering having the yard sprayed since I don't even want to go out anymore, but I'm really concerned about the spray getting on/near my garden. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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5/12/11 7:26 P

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I wear old tennis shoes or flip flops. I don't have to mow the lawn though

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5/12/11 12:23 P

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The crocs I just bought don't have holes. They look like Mary Jane's. Barefeet are still the best unless I'm digging.






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5/12/11 8:05 A

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I retire my old walking shoes for use in yard work. I do not like to wear crocs because they do not have the added support for digging with a hoe. The crocs are okay if I am just walking around weeding or picking flowers. I like the protection of the walking/athletic shoes when I mow or weed wack too.

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5/12/11 5:58 A

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I generally wear old running shoes in the garden.

My hubby wears rubber boots over his shoes. He actually has a special pair for the garden!

My son was wearing rubber boots while mowing the lawn and actually managed to cut off the toe of the boot, and almost lost a toe. He lost just the toenail, and it did grow back. After that I bought him steel toed boots and insisted he wear them!

However, we are all back to mowing the lawn in our regular shoes and even running shoes...
The lawn mower is not going to get a mind of its own and back up. I guess the problem is if someone comes around the corner and startles you. (That's what happened to my son.)

(And to think that my son was actually mowing the lawn in bare feet that day before I made him go put on some shoes!!)

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5/11/11 9:02 P

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Hey BrownieIslander, I bet when you say "slippers" you mean what we up here in the north call "flip flops." It was the same way in Hawaii, if you say "flip flops" nobody knows what you are talking about, but you better take off your slippers before coming into the house because of the red clay soil

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5/11/11 8:12 P

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when there is lots of hard garden work, usually in the spring, it is old running shoes. When it is bits and pieces during the summer, it is just flip flops.

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5/11/11 7:54 P

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Here in the Tropics..when i'm in my garden on a sunny dry day..i just wear regular slippers
If I'm just trimming plants..But if i have to do lots of Digging or Forking up a garden bed....Or
if its wet (i like to transplant seedlings after rain..does them good) I always then wear an old enclosed toe Shoe that I keep for that purpose... Or hubby's big garden rubber boots..if he's
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5/11/11 2:25 P

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It depends on what I am doing. Anywhere from barefoot to tall rubber boots to crocs to old athletic shoes.

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5/11/11 1:47 P

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Some good old light-weight hiking shoes I got while on my honeymoon in Hawaii 10 (almost) yrs ago. I keep by the back door and just slip on and off. Good for any endeavor I find myself in while out there, even shoveling or taking a little break with a walk in the woodsy part of our back yard.
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5/11/11 1:37 P

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well that is the draw back to Crocs, your feet get about as dirty as if you weren't wearing shoes. I still like not making rude noices when I walk : )

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This is something I've wondered about too! I used to wear old shoes but found that my feet hurt after a day of schlepping around brush, garden tools, etc. Then I tried a Crocs knock-off but dirt got in the holes on the top. Now I wear a pretty good but not brand new pair of sneakers with good support. Am I showing my age?!? emoticon

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Hahaha! I used to have some sort of gardening clogs that always made rude noices. That is why the Crocs are good because they have holes in them so that suction can't happen. Thanks for a funny flash back!

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5/11/11 12:42 P

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On wet days I wear my Wellies, otherwise just old sneakers.

I have a pair of Sloggers gardening clogs. When I wear them barefoot (the only sensible way, really) they make a loud rude sound every time I step! I wonder what the neighbors think when they hear me walking across the lawn! " phhhhht! phhhhht! phhhhht!"

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Generally I wear crocs (usually a bright colort so that if they do slip off my foot they are easy to see in the foliage) but if I am going to be doing a lot of heavy digging I wear somethin with a harder sole so I can step on the shovel/garden foirk better.

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Generally I wear crocs (usually a bright colort so that if they do slip off my foot they are easy to see in the foliage) but if I am going to be doing a lot of heavy digging I wear somethin with a harder sole so I can step on the shovel/garden foirk better.

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Bad Coach Nicole, flip flops when mowing, my DH would be all overy you : ) I used to also when I was single. I don't see how the mower can all of a sudden get a mind of it's own and run backwards over your feet, but...

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I wear any shoe I have around. I have a pair of general sneakers that I wear to walk, to work, casually, and while working in the yard. I am also very guilty of wearing flip flops while mowing and gardening! :-)



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5/11/11 10:58 A

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I just bought a pair of crocs that have a back to them (not clogs) so they don't fall off and I really love them! They were on clearance on the croc site and I think I only paid about $20.00 for them. They call them the crocband winter flats. Prior to that I wore old moccasins or slip ons but these are waterproof - love 'em!






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I always trip and fall down when I wear crocs. So mostly in the garden I will just wear old shoes.

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5/11/11 10:43 A

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I wear Crocs or my REALLY old tennies.

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I wear Crocs in the garden, in fact I wore them to work today to walk to and from the train. I can't stand shoes in general so I like Crocs that I can just slip on and off easily

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I'm just curious to see what people wear while working in the garden. Crocs? (I know people have strong feelings about them!) Work boots? Old running shoes?

I have to go get some shoes specifically for the garden because all I own are (expensive) running shoes and dressy work shoes, neither or which I want getting dirty!

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