C started tomatoes from seeds this year. Which was something we thought would be beyond anything we were capable of managing. We assumed tomato seedlings would need tender love and care, much attention and nutrition - sort of like a child. Which means we would not be capable of growing tomatoes from seed! But, surprisingly the seeds came up and survived in spite of their neglectful parents. Actually, C was a pretty good tomato parent and as a result of his paternal plant instinct we now have boat loads of tomatoes.