Gardening with children

Gardening is an easy activity to share with children who are spending more time at home because of distance learning. Gardening offers endless learning and discovery opportunities for children.

One good thing about 2020 was that many more people have discovered the solace that comes from gardening. Experienced gardeners dived even deeper into their gardening adventures and tried new things.

There’s something so satisfying about planting a seed or transplant and then watching it grow. Successful gardeners learn that even gardening failures hold important lessons to be learned. I hope that your gardening endeavors in 2021 add a bit of joy to your life, whether your garden is on a balcony or in a backyard.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at


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