Proper Gardening Protection – To Keep You Safe From Harm

Written by Diana - August 3, 2011 3 Comments

For years I’ve always roughed it in the garden.  Seriously, if you can’t dig with your hands and get dirt stuck under your fingernails, you are a wimp.  Well, tonight I feel like a wimp.  I saw a tomatillo lying on the ground, pulled the plant out of the way, bent over to retrieve the tomatillo and promptly poked myself in the eye on a plant stem I didn’t see.  I feel like I should be wearing safety glasses.  I probably won’t, but my eye is tearing and in pain. So tonight while I’m putting cold compresses on my eye and thinking about how that plant managed to be where it was when I know I moved it out of the way; I’m going to discuss what you need to do to protect yourself while you garden in order to put home grown veggies on the table.

What about you?  What do you do to protect yourself in the garden?


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3 Outstanding Responses to "Proper Gardening Protection – To Keep You Safe From Harm"

    Rachel Tayse on August 4, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Ha! I do none of these things most of the time. I’ll probably end up with haggard skin and already have too many bites and bruises to count.

    DianaHayes on August 4, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Wait until you poke your eye out on a plant.  Seriously – after Alex was hurt chopping, it would be a shame to get injured doing gardening.  I recommend gloves – I should have done that earlier, though I love the feel of plants and dirt, my hands appreciated not feeling sore and having broken nails and dirt stuffed so far under you can’t get it out.

    DianaHayes on August 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I forgot Bugspray – Thanks Rachel – I recommend bugspray in the evenings, especially when wearing shorts, nothing is worse than bug bites in places the sun doesn’t see.

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