Early Spring weeding wear…
Are you out in the garden yet? Here’s what you need to wear and why.
Here are all the clothing essentials that I need, and just for fun,…I’ll show them to you!
First, Wrangler jeans in one size larger than you normally buy. Loosey goosey,…you’ll need to move and for sitting and weeding,…these last me a year or two! When I put these jeans on, I have determined that I’ll not be fit to go anywhere but the garden,…and that’s fine with me!
The pockets of these jeans are sturdy and I’ve not had my clippers poke through one bit! The bottom edges of the legs tend to fray so think about getting one inch or so shorter than you normally wear.
T-shirt, long or short sleeve. For when I’m carrying branches or heavens, removing poison oak or any other stickery plants, I wear long, long sleeves. You never know sometimes what plant will be irritating to your skin.
I’ve been waiting until it gets warmed up these cold mornings, then head out with a steak knife and my clippers in the back pocket of my ‘gardening jeans.’ I throw on a flannel shirt that I know will be discarded and left somewhere in the garden.
Layering on Flannel shirts are necessary in early Spring! I get these at the thrift store and clean, they’re also good for Flea Market shopping. I have five or six and you can usually get them for about $3. You start out in the chilly morning and can throw them off later when the sun warms you.
These happen to be the tools, gloves and shoes I use the most. I absolutely love this style of gloves.
One more thing you need:
An old thrift shop steak knife
I embarked on a huge meadow restoration project one year and weeded an entire natural meadow of all no native grasses and weeds. It took me a week or more and was very meditative and satisfying when I completed it. These jeans gloves and shoes lasted me very well and through the entire gardening year.
What can I say? I always wear bead bracelets. Inexpensive,…and lovely, to me. Tractor Man bought this one for me.
I cannot say enough good things about Vans slip-on tennis shoes. They last and last, won’t pick up stickers, are comfortable from the start and can be machine washed, Perfect for gardening, with or without socks. They only down side is the price, $50 bucks now, but There are Vans outlets in major cities and that’s where I buy mine for $30-35.
I’ve weeding for a week or more, clearing one flower bed at a time, I’ll turn the soil a bit or use the cultivator, then spread mulch to prevent them coming up again. The garden is never done and you’ll well prepared with my favorite gardening clothes.
Let me know in the comments what your favorites are…