Kid Friendly Plants - Knowledgebase Question

New York, NY
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Question by mwillis67
March 15, 1999
I really love to garden. This year I'd like to be able to include my children, who are in elementary school, and let them grow some of their own plants. Can you suggest some plants, flowers, herbs, and vegetables that are especially fun for youngsters to cultivate?

Answer from NGA
March 15, 1999
Children seem to enjoy sweet cherry tomatoes, pumpkins, and snowpeas; "pizza herbs" such as basil and oregano, cilantro (if they like salsa), and chives, because the flowers are edible. Flowers might include impatiens for their explosive seedpods, tiny violas purchased in bloom, sunflowers, tithonia, zinnias for picking, and for some reason at my house the "hens and chicks" or houseleeks are always popular with children. Have fun!

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