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5 hours of weeding and they are shot!

Discussion in 'Weeds' started by Carol Dee, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Sep 13, 2018
    bobm

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    :thNO- ONE told me that weeds grow MUCH better than what I wanted to grow before I started on this @#$$$$$ hobby of gardening. :duc
     
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    Nyboy

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    I just call them wild flowers
     
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    Zeedman

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    I looked up the gloves I have been using; although they briefly become dirty, the dirt doesn't stick, and just flakes off as I work:
    https://us.pipglobal.com/en/products/?scID=2560&ccID=11570&liner_material=--PolyKor+Xrystal--
    I am using the Gtek, although the specific model (16-560) is not listed there. They are sold locally by an electrical supply company, but you can also find them on Amazon:
    https://www.fullsource.com/pip-16-5...4584894770390900&utm_content=PIP: work gloves
    Very comfortable & wear like iron, the best garden gloves I've ever used.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Zeedman, do these fit snug? I can't stand baggy gloves, I need them to be like a second skin almost.
    I have 4 pair in my cart (and they are much cheaper from the company than Amazon btw) but am waiting to order.
     
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    flowerbug

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    same here, and it seems hard to find gloves that fit me well...
     
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    Zeedman

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    I too hate over-sized, baggy, or loose-fitting gloves. Yes, if you wear the right size they fit snugly, pretty much skin tight - even a little hard to remove, if they become wet. There was a rubber coating (for gripping firmly) on the palm & front of the fingers, I started using them for weeding when the rubber wore off... the fabric beneath the rubber is tough.
     
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    Nyboy

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    My favorite gloves are from Bloomingdales, calf skin lined in mink. I only use them when going somewhere special Was birthday gift from Ex
     
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    digitS'

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    I don't use leather in the garden except for "heavy" tool use anymore either, @Nyboy ;).

    My favorites are a pair of buffalo hide insulated gloves Dad gave me.

    I don't use them in the garden either -- don't want them dirty. Besides, they are so stiff, or I'm so weak, it's difficult for me to close my hands. No, they are my snow shoveling gloves.

    Steve :)
     
  9. Sep 14, 2018
    Carol Dee

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    O K @ninnymary here are a few pics from today. the garden is still a disgrace. It was NOT our best effort or year to garden. Weeds took over. They where waist high and thick. Weeding around in flower beds we needed to be careful and not pull up any surviving plants. Now on to the vegetable garden. There we will just pull up EVERYTHING and sort vegetables from trash as we head to the compost pile! 001.JPG
    after weeding flower area 012.JPG The 3 full wagon loads DH dumped along other garden instead of taking to compost area. 016.JPG The vegetable garden, Can you see the tomatoes?
     
  10. Sep 14, 2018
    ninnymary

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    Wow, I guess all your rain does that? Do you mulch with cardboard and wood chips to try and hold the weeds down? I remember Journey always doing that and she said it made a hugh difference for her.

    Mary
     
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