Given a comfortable sense of self and a few sensible precautions, gardening in the nude can be a rewarding experience. Who can deny the pleasures of sun and breeze upon the skin, and those parts of your body not usually exposed to light and air are certain to benefit. Such an experience is particularly rewarding for gardeners who strive to be more in touch with Mother Earth and forgo such artificiality as pesticides and chemical fertilizers, but if you happen to have a little Miracle-Gro on hand, don’t let that stop you. Besides, who’s to say that being au naturel won’t give you a more intimate relationship with your fruit and flowers? They may well respond to your nakedness with an unabashed vigor of their own.