How to Encourage Gardening With Children

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[Editor's Note: Are you ever to young to start gardening? Sure you don't put a toddler on a tractor or your pre-schooler in charge of fertilizer, but there are a few things you can do. I have involved both of my children (ages 2 & 4) to help me garden. They have 'helped' build raised vegetable gardens, lay mulch in flower beds, throw there banana peels in the compost pile and on occasion pick a weed or two. There are lot's of different ways to foster a love of nature in your kids. Over on Writing Chapter Three Ashley has a great roundup post of various toddler garden ideas. - Jen]

Toddler Gardens

Ashley from Writing Chapter Three was recently inspired to build her wee one a garden if her own: "Ada is still young, so I'm not planning to create anything elaborate. Just a few edible plants to water and munch on . . . maybe a water feature (read: bowl of water) . . . a few colorful annuals to pick for mama. "

Toddler Gardens


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