World Naked Gardening Day is coming up (the first Saturday in May every year- May 7th this year) but I won’t be joining in. Not because I’m against nudity or because I might be in hospital giving birth.
No, because this is what happens to me when I garden:
See that? Just one of the many scrapes and scars I get every year when I garden. Imagine if I were nude while gardening? Man, I’d be a disaster!
I got this particular wound while freeing a wild apple tree from a suffocating vine:
I couldn’t pass by this tree every day watch it get strangled by a vine so, last spring, I spent an hour freeing the little guy. I’m not sure what kind of vine it is, but I see it all over the south of Simcoe County. It takes over swathes of trees and I’m sure it’s some sort of invasive species.
Anyway, my work paid off:
I’ll have to follow up this year and make sure the vine hasn’t started strangling the apple tree again.
So, yes, I love gardening, even ‘guerilla’ gardening on public property. But naked gardening? Too painful!
See those? Raspberry canes. I wouldn’t suggest dealing with those while naked.
So, if you want to join in on May 7th and get out in the buff, what could you do that won’t leave you scratched up? Well, it’s a little early to transplant your tender plants like the tomatoes or herbs you’ve started:
So… you could mow the lawn! The garden may be only slightly green this time of year, but my lawn needs to be cut already. Might not be the best idea for me to do it 3 days before my due date though!
Happy gardening, nude or otherwise!
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