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Gardening Gloves Are Worn As A Defence Against Dangers In The Garden
Gardening gloves are used all the time by gardeners to protect against dangers present in the garden. Dangers like weeds with thistles, insect bites, and chemicals in the soil.
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.
You can learn a lot from the texture of the dirt, the feel of your plants, and other sensations you get while gardening. But sometimes, garden gloves are completely indispensable.
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.
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.