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Re: gloves

Thanks everybody for all the glove input. A friend gave me a pair of
knit gloves with rubber palms/fingers which he recommended for shoveling
and digging - the gloves are somewhat tacky so they help do some of the
gripping. Haven't tried them for other chores - think I'll keep my eyes
open for the lighterweight version for general gardening use. Probably
still end up barehanded much of the time - one reason I keep my tetanus
shot current...

Maryland zone 6

Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com> wrote:
I use knit gloves with the rubber dipped fingers and palms for most 
gardening, leather for roses and brambles, and still plant seeds 
barehanded. For work in the swamp, I wear those heavy duty rubber 
gloves that many use for chemical work.
On Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at 10:24 AM, Libby Valentine wrote:

> 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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