Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:29
Hi Stefanie and Hi to your daughter too
When my daughter was around 5 she had her own flower bed and she grew nasturtiums, calendula and sunflowers (amongst other things). When the caterpillars ate her nastutiums she said that was ok because it was now a 'butterfly farm'.
It's also great fun to grow some little cherry tomatoes in a tub. If you don't want to start them from seed yourself you can buy the plants from a garden centre. My niece got into gardening by growing a butternut squash plant - also available from garden centres for you to pot up or grow in the garden.
Great fun, teaches a sense of responsibility (regular watering etc) coping with disappointment (we all have to be able to do that) and an interest in nature.
Have lots of fun