Check out those tomatoes in front! They are doing wonderfully! At the time this picture was taken the tomatoes were still green, but there are a ton of them!!! Mmmm....garden fresh tomatoes!
Gardening is a great way to teach your kids the basics of growing fruits and vegetables. Start with tomatoes as they are relatively easy to grow and take care of. There's no need to have a dedicated garden plot in your backyard such as the one I have. You can pick up a couple of large pots from the store and plant tomatoes in them. This is what we did when I was a grad student and we lived in an apartment. We planted a couple of tomato plants in pots on the balcony. One tomato per pot!!! It may look silly when first planted, but tomatoes grow quickly and grow large! They have a large root system that will fill your pot. Planting more than one per plot can stunt the growth of all plants.
Give gardening a shot. Your kids will learn something and you'll get some yummy fruits/vegetables later in the summer!