Child friendly plants for the garden


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While we are usually content with just looking at a beautiful plant, children like to experience it with all their senses. There must be touched, smelled it and - if it looks appetizing and smells good - also be tried once. So that no misfortune results from this completely natural need and the learning experience, the domestic garden should be accordingly child-safe and nevertheless exciting planted.

A child-friendly garden for all senses

The easiest way to inspire children with crops. Naschgärten with various berry fruits, mini vegetables or herbs are not only a taste and smell experience, they also arouse the ambition of the little ones to plant themselves something. Watching the small plantlets grow and the fruits ripen under their own care is a great sense of achievement that awakens the ambition of the little gardener. Particularly suitable are easy-to-grow plants such as strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers and extravagant herbs such as lemon basil, thyme or chocolate.

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Children playfully explore their environment - including the garden

Almost as exciting are plants that look, smell or feel particularly spectacular. A plant that combines all these qualities is the ornamental lilac. With its intense purple-colored, lush flower balls and the strong smell of leek, it is a real magnet for children. At least as exciting is the sunflower, which can convince on the one hand with its impressive size and the huge flowering and on the other with the delicious seeds. Other plants that impress with their appearance are, for example, marigolds, stonecrop, stonecrop, lampreys grass and wool-Ziest.

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Between colorful balcony flowers, the seductive red fruits of the monthly strawberry light up

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Exciting for children is when the classic colors of plants change. Here, for example, yellow cherry tomatoes

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Children simply can not get past the large flower balls of the ornamental onion

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A matching twig: stonecrop and catnip

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Pretty, uncomplicated and also a medicinal plant - the marigold

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Lampentre grass is a popular toy with its fluffy inflorescences

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Even with wool Ziest it is the fine hairs that make it so interesting for children. Its leaves are covered with a soft down

strawberries

Yellow cherry tomatoes

Boy and ornamental onion

Stonecrop and catnip

marigold

Fountain Grass

Wool Ziest

Adventure and experimental plants for the child-friendly garden

If plants can still be used playfully for something else, they are of course much better. So some woody plants such as the black elder (Sambucus nigra), the hazelnut or the winter and summer linden are good material suppliers. For example, the elderberry offers a lot of creative potential due to the structure of its branches. Inside the branches there is a core of soft marrow that is easy to remove and with a little skill you can build a pipe out of the branches. A small downer remains, because the berries are slightly poisonous when raw. However, mild stomach pressure and diarrhea occur even in children only when they have eaten large quantities of it. The hazelnut offers in addition to the healthy nuts usually very straight-grown branches, which are particularly popular with boys. Whether hiking stick, improvised knight sword or bow and arrow, from this much can be tinker. If it goes in the garden to the pruning of the lime trees, the larger branches offer themselves as excellent carved wood - just the thing for budding artists.

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The hazel bush is a good choice for the garden as a nut supplier and because of its straight and bendable wood. Above all, it attracts exciting garden visitors like the squirrel

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The large Jerusalem artichoke shines in late summer with its yellow flowers

Child friendly plants for the garden: child

In autumn, the delicious tubers can be brought out of the ground. They have a pleasantly nutty taste

Child friendly plants for the garden: child

Elderberry is not only pretty and good for the kitchen, but also as a craft plant it is very versatile to use

Child friendly plants for the garden: friendly

As if lined up on a chain, the fully trained young plants are sitting on the leaf margins of the breeding sheet

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It's not that much easier than the breed sheet. Take the fully trained offshoot from the plant and potted - done

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Pure science. Small hairs on the leaf of the women's coat make water droplets just roll off

Child friendly plants for the garden: plants

Although the winter linden (Tilia cordata) is too large for most gardens, but provides an excellent carved wood

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Jerusalem artichoke flower

Topnambur tubers

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Brut Journal

Plant broiler leaf

Lady's mantle and water drops

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Many scientific aspects can also be shown and explained in the garden.For example, the leaves of the woman's coat are covered with so many fine hairs that drops of water simply slide off them. A very exciting plant is also the breed leaf. It forms at the leaf margins finished mini plantlets, which can be easily removed and implanted. As useful as beautiful is the Jerusalem artichoke. In late summer, the tall shrub with its large yellow flowers is a great colorful garden highlight and in autumn, their delicious tubers can be brought from the ground and eaten.

The plant spectrum for kid-friendly gardens is even bigger

As the topic of safety naturally also affects kindergartens and child- and youth-oriented gardens and parks, the Chamber of Agriculture of North Rhine-Westphalia has published a booklet. It recommends plants and lists poisonous plants. Unfortunately only in written form without artwork, but we would like to share the reading with you: Use of plants in kindergartens and child-friendly facilities.

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