101 Reasons to Garden Naked

runktrun(z7a MA)August 28, 2011

Well actually I could only come up with one reason to garden naked (burrs) so I will leave to other one hundred reasons up to you all.

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NHBabs z4b-5a NH(4b-5aNH)

Hosing down myself is rather easier than cleaning clothes.
Gardening in the rain is more doesn't involve soggy clothing and shoes.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 3:07PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Well, I suppose if you stand quietly, naked, you can serve as human bait for slugs and snails....I've heard they don't like to climb on clothes....

Claire

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 4:37PM
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bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)

Conversation piece in the garden?

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 5:33PM
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runktrun(z7a MA)

Claire,
LOL, I have suggested to the neighborhood teens that they stop playing freeze tag near my property but oddly enough the snails have found that their clothing has great traction and the kids seem to be thrilled with their new pets!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 5:34PM
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mayalena(6 - MetroWest Boston)

Mud baths are good for the skin....

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 8:29PM
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spedigrees z4VT

You can get a nice tan and soak up lots of vitamin D.

You'd save time spent both deciding what clothes to wear and putting them on.

(I really could offer a lot more reasons NOT to garden naked, the primary one being to avoid the need for a blood transfusion after the hordes of mosquitos have feasted on me. I won't venture out into the gardens at dusk even in 90 degree heat without a hat long sleeves and long pants for that reason.)

Those are fearsome looking burrs, Runktrun! How did you remove them? Lint roller? Hand picking?

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 11:51PM
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deanna_in_nh(5a/4b)

runktrun, that's a great pic. What a gal!

I'm having a hard time thinking of any reason to garden naked, and I'm a naked fan. All thae pops into my mind is mosquitos where they don't need to be and seeing my miniature and lifeless boobs, sucked dry by four wonderful chidren, flapping around as I dig and weed. Yes, I know it's gross, but naked after 40 loses some appeal outside of some plastic surgery help.

Thinking...thinking...

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 12:07AM
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sami46(centralmass)

I can only think of 101 reasons NOT to garden naked
LOL

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 10:53AM
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diggingthedirt

Passers-by are much less likely to notice weeds and design deficiencies in your garden if you're out there naked.

Also, neighbors are much more likely to take the time to teach their children not to go into strangers' gardens to yank pretty flowers if they suspect you might be au naturelle behind your privacy screen.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 11:49AM
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NHBabs z4b-5a NH(4b-5aNH)

You all make me giggle . . .

In all honesty, in my younger years my idea of a great garden was one where I could work topless, privately, but I never had that option. Now, like Deanna and Spedigrees I honestly can think of more reasons not to, contact allergies being at least as bad as the mosquitos and various body part flapping and wobbling in unattractive ways.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 9:44PM
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deanna_in_nh(5a/4b)

diggingthedirt, you win the prize! That's too funny. I don't have any neighbors who can see my house, so those reasons, as fantastic as they are, don't apply. My husband feels that it's not truly home if you can't pee off the porch in comfort. I don't come from a porch-peeing family, so I disagree, but I have not control over him there.

nhbabs, all that flapping and wobbling can be overwhelming, can't it?! Anybody remember that Seinfeld episode about the girl he dated that loved hanging around his apartment naked? He thought he hit the jackpot until she started coughing, and all the flopping and wobbling ruined it all. I don't even have to cough. I could stand perfectly still and a slight breeze would get the measly girls to swayin'.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 10:32PM
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bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)

Deanna,
We didn't have any porch peeing types in the family either, which is fortunate, since we don't have a porch.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 10:37AM
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tree_oracle(z6b MA)

All of this talk about topless, and boobs, and naked, and jiggling and wiggling is making my cucumber ripe. I took a pic of my wife holding it last night. She was very impressed. She couldn't stop talking about it. Don't know what she's planning on doing with that knife though...

    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 12:43PM
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ravenh2001

Deanna pee off the porch was a sell point for my last 2 houses. My son (22) desided to do that on one of 4 grape vines. It is darker green. more yearly growth, bigger and better grapes than the other 3. He is frustrated that his daughters cant continue the tridition of 10 years.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 1:27PM
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deanna_in_nh(5a/4b)

That's very encouraging. We will probably be sellers soon. I'll be sure to mention it to the real estate agent. Maybe we should put it in the online listing..."Spacious back porch with plenty of private space for resting and 'relieving.' "

tree_oracle, stay clear of that knife!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 5:07PM
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spedigrees z4VT

Sellers soon!?? Surely you're not going to sell that lovely home with the beautiful cheery yellow shutters, Deanna???

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 1:04PM
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deanna_in_nh(5a/4b)

Sending you a PM!

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 8:32PM
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spedigrees z4VT

Did you send me an email, Deanna? I think I might have deleted it accidentally. I'm sorry. Could you re-send it? (If you put something in the subject line like "from Deanna, Garden Web" it would probably catch my eye.)

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 1:10AM
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deanna_in_nh(5a/4b)

Resent it!

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 2:51AM
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rockman50(6b SEMASS)

Be very careful. If you garden naked you might get crabgrass in your lawn.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 7:56PM
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tree_oracle(z6b MA)

Not to mention a few fungal diseases. Both require treatment from a lawn doctor.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 10:27PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Would these be considered STD's?
i.e., Sod-Transmitted Diseases?

Claire

    Bookmark   September 7, 2011 at 10:01AM
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deanna_in_nh(5a/4b)

Too funny!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2011 at 9:00PM
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chervil2(z5 MA)

The message title captured my attention!
I think the cucumber is a little cool and mild. Also, remember that knives are not toys. How about hot cayenne and banana peppers, excited eggplant, and long , large zucchini?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 1:15PM
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