Gardener planting vegetable

Gardening activities are an excellent source of physical exercise, and vegetable gardens can supply fresh and nutritious food.

All things seem to revolve around the coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Things feel uncertain, surreal and downright scary at times. Working from home with children or caring for family members can make it a challenge to balance professional demands and family obligations with physical activity and healthy diets.

We also need mental and physical stimulation to relieve stress and relax. As the weather begins to warm up, the urge to spend more time outside gardening is steadily on the rise.

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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