As mentioned in one of my last posts a month or two ago, naked gardening is a very enjoyable pastime if you have the time and the inclination. In the spring and summer you don’t get to overheated,and don’t get discomforted by lots of sweaty clothing. We’re used to seeing Blackbirds and Thrushes in the garden, but in the summertime it shouldn’t really be surprising if we saw be seeing a whole lot more. It really shouldn’t shock other people to see people naked in their own garden.
The weather may not always be at its optimum for weeding in the nude, but everyone should be encouraged to tend to their flower beds as nature intended. Gardening of course is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered to be a relaxing activity for many people and why not relax further still by going clothes free.
Gardening ranges in scale from fruit orchards, to long boulevard plantings with one or more different types of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants, to residential yards including lawns and foundation plantings, to plants in large or small containers grown inside or outside. Gardening may be very specialized, with only one type of plant grown, or involve a large number of different plants in mixed plantings. It involves an active participation in the growing of plants, and tends to be labor-intensive, which differentiates it from farming or forestry.
Chemicals and plant food has a big market and getting good blooms and growth can be easily achieved.While cultivating its is important not to harm the environment so going organic is really important. There is a fierce debate about the viability of organic horticulture, with conventional growers claiming better and bigger crops, fewer diseases as well as more efficient and cheap crops produced, whilst the Organic producers claim their plants are healthier, are grown with sustainability in mind (or as much as can be achieved in gardening) and preservation of natural resources and wildlife.
A lot of gardeners who garden organically claim their plants to be better, fruits to taste better and are more productive. Whilst this has never been proven for or against I personally believe the difference is largely down to the care shown to the garden, Organic gardeners are far more likely to notice problems on plants and prepare the soil properly because they often have a greater interest in it and need to treat it sooner in comparison to a chemical user who will spray and leave it alone. If a plant is grown in well prepared soil that is looked after, cared for properly then there is really very little difference in the effectiveness of organic vs most conventional garden chemicals. A healthy plant will typically suffer less and recover more readily from diseases if it is affected at all. When a plant is not cared for fully however, then conventional garden chemicals are often quicker to act and more useful after a problem has appeared. So with your supplies and garden tools at the ready…will you be gardening in the nude today?