This is a weird post to be doing about using my gardening gloves, but I have to know why other people use them. There are a few reasons.
So maybe we can take a quick look at why people wear them, what do you think?
Keeping your hands clean
This would probably seems like the most obvious reason. Your hands can get pretty dirty in the dirt while gardening.
It is one of the main reasons I wear them, but not the most important reason. If I’m honest, dirty hands don’t bother me. I don’t mind getting mud on hands or dirt under my fingernails. That is part of gardening.
However, in Australia, gardening gloves are kind of essential. So essential that I have them everywhere. I have some at my back door, some at the front door, and some in the cupboard outside. There should never be a reason to be outside without them.
Why is using gardening gloves essential in Australia?
Well, I don’t want to freak you out, but there are so many spiders in the garden. We are warned to be careful not to garden without gloves.
In Melbourne, there are none that will kill you, but they can bite you and make you a bit sick or hurt you.
When you are weeding you see them scattering away. Some as big as an inch or so. We get a lot of wolf spiders in our gardens. I try not to let them bother me, but I also don’t want to get bitten so I wear my gloves.
I really don’t like spiders, so I never want the possibility of touching them. They really do creep me out.
The reason for this post about gloves
I’ve been watching the YouTube channel Charles Dowding and I have noticed that he seems to garden without them. So it got me thinking and wondering about other places in the world.
Is it safe to garden without using gloves? I would love to know the answer to this question. So please let me know how it is where you live.