Sometimes it’s the small things in life that can make me happier. At the hardware store the other day, I picked up a new pair of Atlas gloves to help me get my bulbs in the ground (not sure why I need extra motivation there, but every year I put it off way too long). I usually use their blue and white fairly heavy grade gloves, but have to take them off for doing any fine work like seed planting or even seedling handling. These ones, the “Nitrile Touch” model, come in an array of fab colors and are super thin and supple. I chose a kind of pale sage green, but later wondered if I should have picked something brighter (orange? pink??) and less easily lost if put down in the garden.
That was my sole “tool” purchase for the gardening year, pretty cheap. Does that mean I get to spend more on plants?
Do you have a favorite pair of gardening gloves that you must use every time, or do you just put on whatever has the least crusty caked mud?