Not only tomatoes, of course, but all plants. How does a tiny seed become a plant, where do leaves come from, what makes a flower — and in the case of the tomato, how does a flower become a fruit? The next time you slice a tomato for a salad, take a moment to ponder the intricacy of the process that created that not-so-humble red wonder.
(Confession: I bought these tomatoes. But the three in the feature image at top came from the plant in the first photo. My first harvest!)