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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Nov 30, 2015 6:05 PM CST
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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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I've been trying to rid my gardens and property (88 acres) of the thousands of thorny vines that infest my trees. Where I've got grass I keep it mowed and after a decade I only have a few popping up in the grass. Once I have cut the vines and pulled that part of the plant out of the tree, I go underground for the tubers. The first part requires gloves and the second works best without. Fingers are so much more sensitive without gloves and I can feel if I have left any part behind. Occasionally I run into vines that have thorny runners underground at which point I return to the gloves. I am slowly making progress but I probably have a century or more of work left to do. The oddest thing I found while doing this is a large truffle, actually two. I threw the first one in the wagon with all the tubers and burned it. When I came in, I went to the internet and found that it was a truffle. I felt so bad about burning it. The next day I found another one at the base of a different tree and just recovered it. How cool was that.

Barb
“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
― Dalai Lama
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