Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Gardening Gloves

I mentioned in an earlier article that I had to get some new gardening gloves. I bought a 5 pack from Costco for about $17. They're Wells Lamont brand:
Gardening Gloves Package

These are just your standard everyday knit gardening gloves that you can buy about anywhere other than that they have little dots of rubber on them. They call them Dotted Jersey Gloves:
Dotted Jersey Gloves

I've never been disappointed with a pair of knit gardening gloves other than the fact that they don't usually last a whole season. This next pair they called Latex Coated Knit Gloves. They're supposed to be better because the sticker-burs aren't supposed to poke through them. I'll have to let you know if I end up having any troubles with them:
Latex Coated Knit Gloves

Then they had some Nitrile Coated Knit Gloves with double dipped finger tips for extra finger nail protection. Good! I never like to break a nail. :D
Nitrile Coated Knit Gloves

This pair of gloves looks as if I'm planning on having a sword fight with them. They called them Leather Palm Garden Gloves for heavy duty use. I liked them for pruning rose bushes since our bushes are extra thorny. Good thing they're green or they might have been appropriated for use with my father's Jeep for winching! (He hate's green.)
Leather Palm Garden Gloves

I think I liked this last pair the best. I think it might be the little flower on the strap that fastens it tight around your wrist, or maybe it's the fact that they're machine washable. Then again, maybe I just like them because they look like they might last a season. They called them Synthetic Leather Gloves with LiquiCell Technology. That last bit means it's supposed to prevent blisters. I don't have enough time to spend gardening to get blisters anyway, so I didn't worry too hard about that. Here they are:
Synthetic Leather Gloves with LiquiCell Technology

This is a little off the subject, but I've always wondered if those silica packages that came in things would swell up real big like those kinds you buy for house plants so I gave it a try. I dumped them into a cup:
Silica Beads in a Cup

The beads are tiny:
Tiny Silica Beads

There are probably 100 of them in this cup:
About 100 Silica Beads in a Cup

I put plenty of water in for them to absorb:
Silica Beads in Water

Guess what happened....Drum Roll!
Drum Roll

...Absolutely Nothing!!! Anyway, it was a nice experiment. :) I threw them out.

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