Timing, plant selection and clothing all key for allergy-friendly gardening

[KARE 11, May 21, 2019] Love to get your hands dirty, but your allergies keep you out of the garden?

Suffering from outdoor allergies doesn’t mean you have to skip your green pastime. Experts say if you aren’t already taking your allergy medication, start them about a week before you plan to be in the garden.

Dr. Pramod Kelkar, a board-certified allergy specialist with Allina Health, explains timing really is everything. Be sure to check the pollen counts before you head outside. Rainy days can be better for allergy sufferers because pollen tends to get washed away. And, do avoid hot, breezy days when pollen counts tend to be highest.

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