The wearing of gloves

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  1. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    Tried some of the Boss's hand cream, yesterday. Cien from Lidl I think. Instant reduction of roughness. Better than anything I have tried before. Still softer this morning too.
     
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  2. kate

    kate In Flower

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    I try to remember, even bought a full box of hospital type gloves after my son told me that cats wee or poo may be in the soil and toxic.
    K
     
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    Dirtmechanic Seedling

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    Once you become aware of gardener lung fungi you will wear a mask too.
     
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    kate In Flower

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    Really, not heard of that here so thanks DM!!
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    Dirtmechanic Seedling

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    We are dealing in biological reality when we feed the soil. Soil eats the dead animals. It absorbs everything. Bacteria, Fungi and more are part of the process. Some do not have good intentions.
     
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  6. nitram

    nitram Seedling

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    My hands are as tough as old boots the only time i do put some on is when i am dying the wife's hair i ended up with pink finger nails the first time i did it without gloves :D
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    My Bride uses Cien. Of course I am far too macho to use hand creams. ;)

    As for gloves--we use several types in the lottie, depending upon the task. Sometimes I do not wear any at all.
     
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    Gloves? … What are they? :D
    Guess gloves and me don't get along in gardening! :D
     
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    Dirtmechanic Seedling

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    Those tiny white spots you get on your skin are a fungus. You can scratch them off and expose the burrowing fungus to betadine in hopes of killing it.
     
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    Gloves I always hated them. I sometimes wear them nowadays. It depends what I am doing.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Gloves?? I am not a fan of gloves. With them I can't feel the soil. I need the feed back the soil provides. So, no gloves.

    Jerry
     
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  12. Logan

    Logan Seedling

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    The thick gardening gloves no you can't feel the soil, but the vinyl disposal gloves that i use i can. But if I have to do any pruning I would use thicker ones. I don't do much of that because hubby wouldn't let me do it, he thinks that i will go too far.:chuckle:
     
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    Catdaddy6676 Seedling

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    Agreed. I have already had a half dozen ant bites on my fingers. I wouldn't change a thing.
     
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    This is a photo of my brand new gloves after two days of use:

    IMG_20190417_181805.jpg

    See the cracking in the fingers? Pathetic.
     
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    Dirtmechanic Seedling

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    They obviously do not make them like they used to!
     
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