Beware of your plants
Posted 17 April 2006 - 09:21 PM
Anything is possible with plants and creatures laying eggs in/on them etc.
I love to garden, and all my plants are outside. When I come in, I wash my hands with hot hot water and lots of soap.
Posted 18 April 2006 - 01:39 AM
My brother once had a spider crawl out of a box of frosted flakes while he was pouring it into his bowl. The spider wasn't poisonous or even that big, but this brother still can't eat frosted flakes.
re fruits and vegies: All foreign fruits and vegetables (this includes those from Hawaii) must either be gassed or steamed before entering the continental US. In Hawaii, we most often resort to the gas chamber (I can't remember which gas is used).
I didn't lose my mind - I have it backed up on a disk ... somewhere
Posted 20 April 2006 - 06:29 AM
You do the best you can to buy carefully, but there's always a little bit of risk. I'm not going to give up gardening because of that risk. Any more than any of you would give up driving cars just because one of them had a faulty part. The benefits outweigh the risk in most cases.
Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:10 PM
Rules on imported fruits are probably stricter, now-a-days, like was mentioned previously in this thread: fruits and veggies coming into the country are probably gassed or something similar to prevent an influx of creepy crawlies who like to bite unsuspecting shoppers. I'm not sure. But, I haven't heard any real horror stories about imported spiders, etc. lately.
Still, gives me the creeps...
Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:51 PM
My mother once playfully blew through a straw at my dad, and a baby spider flew out the end and landed on him. No big deal, but I always blow through any straw( NOT pointing at anyone), before I put it in my drink. I have both a spiritual affinity and scientific fascination with scorpions and spiders alike, but I don't want to ingest them, thanks!
Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:57 PM
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