Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:20
Lisa good for you (I feel as though you should get some encouragement now)
What does it really matter if things don't go to plan this year anyway? Unless you were depending on the food, it's supposed to be fun! I'm very much in the 'don't take it too seriously and come on here to ask when confused' camp. You're doing a good thing showing your kids where food comes from.
I'm going to start some butternut squash and carrots soon which I think should be fine and surely you can do spinach or other salads. All of those are pretty fast growing I think so good for kids??
I'm sure you can buy some tomato plants from somewhere - if you're in Oxford you can have some of mine! My lunatic fiance has grown 60 big plants, many of which are starting to flower now, and we only need 12!