Talk to me about garden gloves
I have to wear gloves because I WILL get a splinter. If there is one tiny fiber like thing in the soil it will find my skin and make things so uncomfortable! But I must be super hard on garden gloves. 3 to 5 uses and my hands end up just as dirty with stained gross nails as if I didn’t wear any. I do get far less slivers so that’s good! I like wearing thin gloves so I can feel small things. Latex gloves are great because they allow me to feel and tend to keep my hands cleaner but I just hate all that waste going in the landfill to pollute our earth. I try washing cloth gloves but it seems they fall apart quickly or the seams get lose so my hands get even more dirty on the next wear.
I love leather/goat skin gloves but the seams are thick and I can’t feel to dead head small things like a pansy or other delicates.
i garden every day. is my best bet to just buy $5-7 gloves weekly?
i also use the soap bar trick sometimes which does work to keep my hands/nails clean but it feels weird and I still get slivers. Maybe I should coat my hands in a thick salve or petroleum jelly or olive oil to protect them from splinters?
What are your favorite gloves?
Any advice to keep slivers out of my hands while I’m working in the garden?