Gardening Gloves Are Worn As A Defence Against Dangers In The GardenGardening Gloves Are Worn As A Defence Against Dangers In The Garden
By wearing gardening gloves you help prevent skin rashes, skin infections and some types of poisoning. Gardening gloves are your first line of defense in the garden.
My sister is one of the most overcautious, overprepared people I have ever met. She won’t even step out into her garden without gardening gloves, a hat, extra sunscreen, overalls, heavy boots, and a host of other protective gear!
One day, I found a new weed in my garden. It had fine, hair-like spines on its stem, but they looked so thin that I figured they would not do anything to me.
I didn’t bother to put on a gardening glove, but instead just grabbed for the thistle. At first, nothing happened. I pulled it out, threw it on the weed pile, and kept on working.
Hand Was Swollen
Soon, however, I started to notice an itchy feeling in my hand. I ignored it for a while, but it got worse and worse. When I looked at it, my hand was all swollen up. Whatever I had pulled out had stung me bad!
I was getting an allergic reaction to it, and it was so bad that I considered going to the hospital.
Always Wear Gardening Gloves When Weeding The Garden
Since then, you can bet that I kept a gardening glove nearby! I don’t wear them every day, but when I am doing serious weeding, I put my gloves on.
The gardening gloves are just another tool that is available to you, and like all tools, it has its uses. I still firmly believe that some gardening should be done without a gardening glove.
After all, weeds have some good adaptations to stop you from pulling them out. The only way to beat their stingers and strong roots are with a trowel and a gardening glove.
I now wear gardening gloves all the time whenever I am weeding the garden. It seems the best defense against weeds with thistles and thorns. The gardening gloves also help me avoid getting bitten by insects.
The garden needs insects for pollinating the flowers, but the insects like spiders do not need to bite me.
In gardening, as in life, you learn by your mistakes. You learn by trial and error. Just like I found out that I need to wear my gardening gloves more often, to protect myself.
Now I never go weeding without my gardening gloves.