Gardening Gloves?

cindylouhoo(6MidTN)July 2, 2009

I'm right handed so inevitably the right glove wears out faster than the left. What, if anything, can I do with the left glove? I'd appreciate any good frugal ideas to make use of these.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I just use duct tape on the worn spots on the right hand glove until the left one wears out.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2009 at 9:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Find a left-handed gardener, and trade gloves.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2009 at 4:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Have you tried turning them inside out? The right becomes left, and left right. I often use the duct tape as well. Another trick is to duct tape your bare finger/s that are exposed with the hole/s. Oftentimes, depending on the task, I wear Costco nitrile gloves under cloth gloves. The cloth outer gloves seem to last longer, and the loose soil does not penetrate to skin. I reuse the nitrile gloves until they disintegrate.

If I have time, I mend/patch the holes in cloth/leather gloves with two layers, from an old glove-or even a piece of denim. This is not difficult with a half inch dowel in the finger space and using a curved 2 1/2"-3" upholstery needle. Like many here, I assume, my gloves do not always match.

If you must, you can decorate with embroidery! Have fun.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2009 at 8:25PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
My frugal methods :)
Where do I start??? My biggest expense was the rain...
Cleaning vinegar rain barrels
I was able to get a blue inudstrial rain barrel from...
Need inexpensive front yard ideas
We are in Southern California and we have a font yard...
Frugal raised bed
I need a suggestion for a raised bed to go in my very...
bless me father for I have sinned I planted an apple
Here I am, hungry one day, and I buy an Opal apple....
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™