Catch them young !
My daughter has decided she needs a plot, this has both amused me and filled me with pride. I placed her in charge of checking our toilet rolls every morning to see if anything had germinated and look of amazement on her face as she checked and things were sprouting was priceless. She has drawn a plan and made a list of what she wants to grow, on first inspection it is two pages of different coloured squiggles - she is only 3 after all ! but to her this represents her plan and she can't wait to put it into action. She has decided on strawberries,potatoes,peas,melons, cucumbers, carrots -purple and orange, sunflowers, marigolds and nasturtiums. She is already showing the hallmarks of a true gardener as every day this list keeps expanding and today she added pumpkins. The genie has begun to clear a small section for her and we will cordon it off and make a little sign for her so that she knows its her bit, this will be a good excuse to make a scarecrow and have a few gnomes about the place as I can blame them on her influence !