Team Gloves, or No Gloves?: The gloves are off!!!

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Team Gloves, or No Gloves?

By ShadyGreenThumb
November 22, 2015

Is wearing gloves a necessity during your day in the garden? Or do you get right to work sans protection, to feel the earth in real time?

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Nov 21, 2015 7:32 PM CST
I am with @shadygreenthumb except I don't hide the fact that I play in the dirt often. My hands are just now getting clean of dirt. I do use a scrub brush, but still there are traces that just get stuck.

I too love to feel the earth and smell it on the hands. It is such a connection for me. It sounds hippy like, but it is one of the simple pleasures in life. The soil is alive. Embrace it!

No offense to team gloves. To each their own! I'm for team gardeners! Group hug Hurray!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Nov 22, 2015 4:53 AM CST
No gloves here unless it is very cold.
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
Orchids Garden Photography Birds Cat Lover Butterflies Bromeliad
Region: Florida Garden Ideas: Level 1
Nov 23, 2015 7:20 PM CST
NO gloves, no gloves, no gloves!!! Unless it's something that will shred, poke or cut me!!
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Nov 23, 2015 9:02 PM CST
No gloves. After a weekend of digging in dirt just finished an intensive moisturizing treatment yesterday so that I could return to work looking respectable; now they are good as new, slather on more moisturizer tonight.

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