How to engage children with gardening at a young age? Our answer is by making it fun! For example, raised beds are not difficult to build and they make gardening more manageable for children, and for that matter, for any age. If raised beds are not an option, we encourage the use of weed block fabric on the ground for growing a number of vegetables. Not only does it eliminate weeding, it also keeps vegetables clean as they are not sitting on moist soil. And to make matters even better, use efficient, easy to install drip irrigation.