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Other edible flowers are borage flowers. These are pretty in ice cubes too.
I would strongly reccomend that you do not eat them in the garden with her. I think that as long as you bring them in and THEN serve them, your child will not be as likely to forage in the garden.
There are so many poisonous plants that we would go nuts trying to garden with only edible plants. The leaves of the tomato plant are lethal as are eggplant and a host of other things.
A good rule of thumb with young children I think is to teach them that we take stuff from the garden in the house and wash it, THEN eat it. If this is done then I think they are less likely to go about eating misc. stuff in the garden.
Ohh and PLEASE DO NOT EAT FLOWERS FROM A COMMERCIAL NURSERY!!!!!!!!
DO not buy plants, set them out then eat the flowers. you would not believe the JUNK they spray on bedding plants. Just from nursery work I can tell you they spray on pansies: fungicide (kills fungus), growth retardant (to keep them from blooming too soon so the foliage will get fuller) and nasty synthetic fertilizers.
So please only eat edible flowers that you grow from seed.
ok enough from me!!!