Maintaining your hands free and safe from harm is common sense in the backyard. Roses have thorns that sometimes have a yeasty fungus named Sophorix shenckii. If a gardener gets pricked by a thorn with fungus, it causes an infection that begins with redness, swelling and weeping ulcerations. This infection requires medical attention. While it’s far easier to avoid this harm by wearing gardening gloves, not everyone wishes to use leather gloves. Non-leather and vegan options exist to protect your hands while rose gardening.
A few garden gloves are made with flexible, breathable spandex fabric, then covered with rubber over the hands and palms. The rubber moves and bends freely with the gardener’s hands, but is thick enough to prevent pricks from thorns and brambles. The rubber also protects the hands and hand from creating blisters during constant movement work such as digging.
Vegan Garden Gloves
Vegan rose garden gloves are durable, breathable and machine-washable. They are treated with Teflon so they repel soil and water. The hands of the gloves are made with LiquiCell, which prevents blisters when digging, weed pulling or performing other repetitive activities that cause swelling.
Grubbers are fabric garden gloves dipped in nitrile. Nitrile is less allergenic than other rubber, including latex. The gloves protect hands from wet, muddy conditions in addition to from scrapes and thorns. The hands are reinforced, and nitrile has a strong grip for holding garden gear and not developing blisters.
Conventional leather rose garden gloves are long and cover the arms. This really is significant protection when reaching thick rose bushes. Not all vegan gloves come with extended sleeves; nevertheless, vegan pruning heels protect your arms and wrist while leaving the hands free. They adjust easily with a fabric fastener, and can slip over bare hands or garden gloves equally well.