"I don't like digging in soil" - said no child ever. Potatoes are another great veggie to grow with kids - digging for potatoes when it's time to harvest your crop can feel a lot like hunting for buried treasure. The sprouts, leaves and fruit stems of potatoes are inedible (toxic), so unless you intend to closely supervise the growing of potatoes, it's an activity that's best saved for older children.
Who wants a fabulous personalised Jack O' Lantern? Everyone, right? Northwest Edible Life offers a great tutorial on how to carve your child's names into the side of a pumpkin. Your children will be the envy of all their friends come Halloween - unless of course you make one for every kid you know.
Gardening with children is fun and offers a healthy alternative to spending the weekend in front of the TV or latest computer game. While it may or may not be the solution to a fussy eating problem, it will at least offer you the chance to spend some quality time with your kids, get some delicious home grown produce and save on your shopping bill. Just don't expect a single tomato to reach your kitchen. Ever.