A year back my mum got into the mood of growing vegetables in whichever pots available. We don’t have a garden so the pots (or buckets) were placed strategically near the window. As a result, we’ve had our own home grown tomatoes, beans, aloe vera, chillis, bitter gourd etc. and it’s been fun! I’ve never seen a tomato plant. Let alone beans and bitter gourd, for goodness’ sake! So here are a few pictures showing the way a minuscule seed flourishes into a fruit.
Below you see a flower that eventually dries up and as the tomato begins to grow, either falls off on its own or you just need to tug it off. If you look closely, you can even see a flower bud next to the yellow flower.
Not all flowers flourish into tomatoes. Some just dry up and that’s about it. But some sprout tiny little green things which first look like grapes and then, of course, grow into giant ones.
I never thought that someday I’d have homegrown tomatoes but I did and that makes me very happy. Life’s all about the little pleasures you get.