Children should learn gardening as early as possible. Not only will they learn responsibility, and the importance of caring for something outside of themselves, they will also learn the beauty of the earth, and the value of growing their own fruits and vegetables!
If you have young children, bring them into your garden as early possible. Be patient with them, and let them help pull weeds out of the garden, and plant the seeds. Let them help water your plants, and explain to them the different types of vegetables, and how they grow differently. Many gardening companies sell gardening equipment appropriate for children
; these tools are often made of plastic, and are smaller in size. Children often love to learn about gardening because not only do they get to play in the dirty, they also get to watch their hard work grow into fruition when their vegetables and herbs are ready to eat. Take the time to teach your young children about gardening, and growing their own food, and pass your knowledge on to the next generation.