Make sure you wear gloves when handling the Gopher plant. It secretes a latex-like sap that will irritate most people’s skin right away… giving rash, hives, welts, that sort of thing.
Plant education for children is important and must be taught in a way that they can understand, absorb and remember the information without having to go through the consequences of touching certain plants.
Not all plants are user friendly and some are poisonous to the touch. Some plants let you know right away that you shouldn’t have touched them and a bad reaction could be on the way.
it’s important for our young’uns to learn and understand about the plants around them, what they can touch and what they can’t… and why.
Your grandson is lucky to have a grandpa, like you @Instg8ter, that is knowledgeable about plants and can teach him the right way to do things the first time… without paying for it first!
I can’t wait to have my own grandchildren and teach them what I know about plant life! They’ll be plant-smart for sure!
Apologies for the quick thread hijack @Heritagefarms!