My wife was making fun of me the whole time while I was stumbling around blind! I am surprised she didn't lead me out to the deck to stumble down the steps. I could not open my eyes they burnt so bad. Took about ten minutes at the kitchen sink. I suppose that is what it must be like to be pepper sprayed?I've been growing them for at least 10 years. I have plenty of gloves, having worked in the chemical industry. There's a baggie on the kitchen counter for a neighbor, and I wrote on it WEAR GLOVES WHEN HANDLING!