Monday, November 8, 2010

Gardening Gloves that Fit

It is nice to feel the warmth and moist of the soil with your bare hands while gardening. However, with this hobby your hands may end up blistered, chapped, or worse scraped. It is thereby advisable to use gardening gloves. If you are a veteran gardening enthusiast you may already know how important these hand protections are. Gardening gloves can protect your hands from hazards you may encounter along the way. Don’t let the pain spoil the fun of growing plants for your garden.

There are different kinds of gloves available in the market nowadays. When purchasing, it is important to consider the nature of work you are doing so you can decide what type of gloves is best to use. Some gloves are specially designed to protect your hands from chemicals, heat, and other corrosive substances. One good example is the leather gloves, which is not practical when you are dealing with chemicals or liquids. There are also a bunch of specialized gloves intended for gardening such as for pruning thorns, whereas some gloves can be used for general tasks such as raking, digging, and weeding.

Once you know what to wear, you must choose gloves that perfectly fit your hands. Just like when you’re buying a pair of shoes, you must buy the size that will fit to you and make your feet comfortable. Remember, too big or too small gloves will only burden you while you work and it will defeat the purpose of wearing gloves. When fitting, try to wear the gloves on your both hands, make a fist, and imitate the movements you make when gardening.

Gardening gloves are available almost everywhere. Different manufacturers offer their consumers a wide array of gardening gloves to choose from. Commercial gardening gloves can be pricy depending on the material it is made. Wash and wear gloves can be washed with cold water, air dried, and used again. Cotton and cotton-polyester are for general purposes. The latter is commonly used for light chores in cool and dry weather.

Leather gloves can be used for chores that require greater protection, such as pruning and pulling out weeds. Protect your hands from oils, acids, herbicides, pesticides, and other substances with a chemical resistant gloves. Some gloves are designed to provide the user with extra gripping power. Others are designed to protect the users against sharp edges.

Gardening gloves are created to protect your hands from accidents. Use gloves, it is better safe than sorry.

“Doing something you enjoy does not necessarily mean you must expose yourself to danger, without any protection.”


  1. No offense to the author, but I beg to disagree to his personal insight. After all, we are all entitled to our own opinion, and my dear editor, knew how often I disapproved him to some issues. I think it is better to take off the gloves and enjoy the rough or muddy feeling of the soil onto your hands. Just the thought of it seemed a bit gross at some point but dirt won’t bite. Sometimes, danger is exciting. Certain factors tend to spoil the fun, but that’s part of the show, part of life. You need to face danger to learn how to cope up and surpass it the next time.
    On the contrary, it is a good insight. We should all be cautious to everything we do. After all, we are accountable to our own actions. At the end, if we fail, we can’t blame anyone, but ourselves.
    Rock on. Have a great life all the time.

  2. Fallen Angel must be the adventurous type of person and I really appreciate his/her opinion. There is really joy in playing with dirt. Maybe one of these days, I will.