Tomatoes, they come in many different shapes - round, plum-shaped,cherry or monster-sized in yellow, orange, green, red and stripy.
Grow Your Own Tomatoes Guide
1. Fill a shallow container with soil (egg boxes are great as they are biodegradable). Scatter the seeds thinly over the surface. Make sure the container has holes in the bottom for drainage.
Grow marigolds in the same pots as the tomato plants. These flowers cna keep aphids away, which might otherwise infest your tomato plant. This is called companion planting.
If you are gardening with small children, they can take part in growing tomatoes. Generally I use tomorite growbags but containers are great and children can take ownership of their plant. They can also make their own lolly stick labels and stone markers. Cover the tip of the cane with a topper or a plastic bottle to prevent any eye poking. The children can take a trip to the garden centre to select the seeds or plants and then help plant them.
For older children they can become more involved by selecting the seeds, making charts to show growth progress and to help design planting calendars.It's a great way to test maths, 'how tall is the sunflower?' or 'how big is the pumpkin?'
Companion Planting - Garden Toad
Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening
by Louise Riotte.
The classic volume on the confirmed benefits and accumulated folklore of companion planting. In addition to vegetables, it covers companion planting techniques for fruit and nut trees, grasses and grains, ornamentals, and weeds.
The Complete Guide to Companion Planting: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful (Back-To-Basics Gardening)
Great Garden Companions: A Companion-Planting System for a Beautiful, Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden
The A - Z of Companion Planting
Roses Love Garlic: Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers