Growing your own tomatoes and seeing them survive is a proud moment in a foodie's life. Being able to "shop" for veggies in your backyard is just plain awesome. The picture above was the first tomato my sister and I grew successfully. I'm pretty sure this plant grew maybe...2 tomatos...then died... but since then, I've grown many-a-tomato. (including the little cherry tomato I recently ate) I also currently grow two types of basil, parsley, cilantro and culantro...they come in handy every time I cook!