Glove Love

A couple of weeks ago, I stopped in at Job Lot (our RI and Mass discount store) to buy my supply of gardening gloves. If I don’t pounce now, they’ll be sold out – at least the ones I prefer will be. These are my favorite all-purpose gloves.

They have fabric on the tops and are coated with some sort of rubbery stuff on the fingers and palms. They’re comfy and relatively waterproof and I buy three pairs every season in case I run out. At $2.99 a pair, they’re a bargain.

Here’s one of last year’s gloves. Definitely finished.

While I love the feeling of soil on my bare hands, I eventually grew tired of all the nicks and scrapes and the incredibly persistent dirt. My hands still get dirty when I wear gloves, but they’re not quite as bad.

When I am working with roses, I wear leather gloves to protect my hands from the thorns – and the fungus you can get if you are pricked by one. This happened to my mother-in-law, and it turned into a drama that lasted several weeks.

Sometimes, if I am doing something very delicate, I put my gloves aside, but most of the time, especially when I am working in a client’s garden, gloves are as much a part of my uniform as my Felcos, my apron and my hat.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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2 Responses to Glove Love

  1. HerbDoc says:

    You talked me into it! I bought a pair of these at Job Lot today along with a beautiful pair of long leather rose gloves ($6.99) and a new pair of garden clogs ($7)…also some dahlia tubers, potting soil, and so on.
    Those $2.99 gloves ran up a very large tab…LOL! 🙂


    • dirtynailz says:

      You can’t beat those prices.
      I was just in there looking for more seed starting mix, and of course, they’re sold out.


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