Believe it or not, but tomatoes haven't been common in European cuisine until very recently when tomato plants were imported from the United States to Europe. That means that all of your favourite Mediterranean dishes that feature tomatoes so heavily, were made previously without the mighty tomato. Growing tomatoes from seed at home is remarkably easy, and these seeds produce lovely plump, juicy tomatoes to inject that rich fruitiness into your culinary delights. Tomato plants like lots of nutrients and there are even fertilisers that have been created just to help you grow tomatoes from seed. Aside from fertilisers, make sure you give your tomato seeds plenty of sunlight and water them frequently too.