It doesn't matter how pairs of gardening gloves I own, I still end up with raggedy nails and hands rough as sandpaper. So this easy to make hand scrub is ideal, and it contains ingredients you're likely to already have in the kitchen.
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of olive oil
I use the bottled lemon juice as it's cheaper than buying fresh ones and the juice lasts for ages if you keep it in the fridge once opened. Just put the ingredients into a small bowl or cup, mix thoroughly and rub on to damp hands. Give it a good massage in, then rinse off with warm water. All the ingrained dirt's washed off and your hands are left smooth as a baby's you-know-what.
Ideally, if you know you'll be out in the garden for a while, make the mixture ahead of time and leave it by the sink/wash basin, all ready for when you're finished and just want to get cleaned up and put the kettle on quick-smart.
This Lemon & Olive Scrub's cheaper than a shop bought one and just as effective. I hope you'll try it.