Send some of those glove stacks to me! I wear them all the time and have a lot of dirty pairs. I can't bring myself to dig in the dirt much with my bare hands because I have kind of a phobia of touching bugs with my bare hands. Blech. If I was digging around in the dirt and touched a worm, I would probably scream and cry. With gloves on, not nearly as bothersome. I am kind of a weinie.grandpasrose wrote:Cute Opa!
Personally, I don't wear gardening gloves. I get gardening gloves given to me by everyone every Christmas, and I have a whole stack of them in my garden shed of all different kinds and types, but they never get used.
I have tried, but they just don't let me feel the soil and the plants the way I like to. I want to be able to get the full effect of getting down in there and feeling it all.
I also find them awkward to weed or do any kind of finer work with because I can't feel as much.
Sound pretty touchy feely, don't I?
I guess that's just one of the many things that gardening fulfills for me.
Yep, I can only reach so far into the murky depths with the rubber gloves but I am in the process of cleaning my pond out so I can't bear the thought of digging around in that nasty water with my bare hands.opabinia51 wrote:We used to try using rubber gloves when working in the pond at a former place of employment of mine but, the water was so deep that the gloves will fill up with water so, I discarded the gloves and just used my hands.
.... Probably one of the reasons why my hands are so well worn these days.