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Re: gloves

Hi Libby,
        I rarely wear gloves to work in the garden. Hence the
nickname...lobster claws. However, if I am pulling thistles or
knapweed(which I am sensitive to) I use the half rubber gloves with the
cotton or nylon uppers.

evergreen co
it's snowing hey!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Libby Valentine" <grdner03@yahoo.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 9:24 AM
Subject: [CHAT] gloves

> Some while ago, perhaps even as long ago as to have been on the AHS
> list, we had a brief discussion on gardening gloves (did anyone ever get
> a pair of goat gloves from Mr. Glover?). Yesterday it was in the upper
> 60s here (a tantalizing prelude to today, as it is now howling wind and
> accumulating snow) and while I had time and weather I dug a bunch of
> pesky Bermuda grass clumps out of the curbside rudbeckia/echinicea bed.
> Make that dug and pulled. And since my favorite pair of gloves got holed
> last year and I like to feel what I'm pulling, I ended up doing it
> barehanded. Did a fair number on my hands, between splinters and scrapes
> from the cut stalks and usual wear and tear, plus my fingers were
> cracking anyway from winter dryness.
> I have Mule work gloves for handling branches and brambles and such, but
not for more delicate gardening chores.
> My question to you all is: do you wear gloves for gardening and if so,
> what kind? I generally can't wear women's gloves because the fingers
> aren't long enough, and if I could wear them I'd need women's XL which
> isn't usually available. My DH thinks I'm nuts not to have worn
> gloves...
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6
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