Tomatoes and Cucumbers
I grow these in abundance as they taste SO much better than shop bought ones and they are relatively easy to grow either from seed or from the little plug plants you can buy in garden centres and even B&Q and the like these days.
I grow a real variety of tomatoes; from Buffalo ones for cooking, to more traditional salad tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. It is surprising how few of the cherry tomatoes actually make it into the kitchen! These are two of the many fruits and vegetables that the children simply love going outside and picking by the bowlful and hence are much more likely to eat therefore.
These plants have been grown from seed and are then transferred into a raised bed that is kept just for the tomatoes – last year the cucumber was in amongst the tomatoes but it became too competitive and affected the yield. I have a drip feeder system at the base so they get a regular water supply which is important if you want to avoid cracking and splitting due to an uneven provision of water. The plants are then trained up canes and up to strings across the roof of the greenhouse. These kept setting fruit until October.