Courtesy of Shannon McB, Foodscapes., Huntsville, AL
I had my 18 month old picking green beans because I didn’t like the wasps, and he
didn’t even notice them. (other than requiring child labor, I was a good mom) Didn’t you say your land is at home? I’d make a plan to work dawn/nap time and daddy time in the garden. You might have to get some help to watch your kids on major harvesting day. Offer a share of veggies to the sitter!
Another trick I used was to get a kid to pull ONE kind of weed. You’d be surprised how much help they can be even when they are very young. If they can tell the difference between a dog and a cat, they can tell henbit from carrots.