Ml. and her family are avid gardeners. They have a large vegetable patch that Ml. has been a part of since she was very small. Her favourite job, other than eating the produce, is watering.
There are many wonderful things to be found in a garden and exploration is part of the fun. It is important to let a child fully explore. Plants might get trampled or uprooted and these are great 'teachable moments'. By comparing the trampled plant to the untrampled ones or by explaining what roots are and how they help the plant grow are excellent ways to draw a child's attention to plant care.