Using bright-colored flowers, scented plants, and tasty, edible fruits and vegetables are ways to capture their interests. Using flowers and fruits and vegetables that are easily grown from seeds gives children a positive experience from the start. Some examples of easy to grow flowers include poppies, sunflowers, and marigolds to name a few. Quick growing edible plants include, but are not limited to, Swiss chard, lettuce, and radishes.
One of the main purposes in getting children involved in gardening is to encourage them to be creative and excited about something new. Give them their very own space and their very own tools to showcase their hidden gardening talents. Having tools and gloves to fit them can make all the difference in the world and will help promote a sense of ownership in them. To get started try a small garden bed or perhaps even a few pots and GROW from there.
Happy gardening, the possibilities are endless!