Long sleeves and gloves necessities for garden work

In addition to gloves, I like to wear long sleeves to work in my gardens.  Most garden gloves do not protect much past the wrist area, and without long sleeves to protect my arms, I end up with scratches, scrapes, and contact dermatitis…

My skin is extra sensitive, so I have kept some of my sons’ (outgrown) long-sleeved, lightweight T-shirts, and sweaters for this purpose:

Now I just have to remember to quit pushing up the sleeves when I get warm!  That’s the problem I have when the weather warms up too quick in spring.  That seems to happen often here in Ottawa, Ontario.  I don’t get a chance to finish the spring cleanups in long-sleeve weather.  It’s a tough problem to have, I know, but I do love the cooler weather for garden work.

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