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by badplanter on October 29, 2006 08:54 AM
How would I replant my Prickly pear without, well, pricking myself! [Big Grin] I supect gardening gloves, but still wouldn't the "thorns" go through the glove?
It's a very small plant overall, and I don't want to ruin it by holding it wrong or something...

Any ideas??

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by myndful on October 29, 2006 10:50 AM
Wrap it in newspaper? That's what I used to do...

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by plants 'n pots on October 29, 2006 10:55 AM
myndful is correct, but what I do with the newspaper is roll it up first. Then you can wrap the roll around any kind of cactus without getting pricked - usually works very well.

The other option is to get kitchen sized tongs - I have a small one - the size you use for ice cubes - that also works well.

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by comfrey on October 29, 2006 12:34 PM
I use tongs alot of the time also, or gloves.

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by margaret e. pell on October 29, 2006 01:06 PM
Bubble wrap works well. Some of the cells pop, but the spines don't come through, you don't come into contact with the glochids, and you can throw it all awaym when you're done.

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by badplanter on October 30, 2006 06:41 AM
Thanks for the help!!

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