Gardening with Children is Great Fun


Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above: Amy Heath spreads alfalfa pellets in the garden.

As the gardening season gets underway I've found a great deal of pleasure and enjoyment watching my granddaughter learn about plants and working in the garden. She's about two and a half now and still loves to be outside with us. A version of this article ran about a year ago but having her with me in the garden this year has been so much fun I had to speak to the topic of gardening with children again. She is actually starting to learn about the plants and she still mimics our actions. She surprised me a few weeks ago when I took her out to the hothouse and she correctly identified the squ...

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