We have mostly edible things in our garden. Most flowers can be eaten without any greater harm; dandelions, chive flowers and strawberry blossoms. We're bringing up our children to try everything and not be picky. We didn't think the 1 year old would take it quite that literally. We knew he would like to try eating grass, and that's fine. Maybe a fistful of soil, that's ok too. But to be sucking on a snail? An alive one... Bring back the picky children, I say!