Tomato Plants have Root Nodes

by Esther
(Oregon Coast)





Hi! I have eight tomato plants. Most of them are really healthy. One of them that is planted in a very large pot I notice some strange look things on the main root. I don't know what to call them other than "nodes". I have enclosed several pictures for you to see them.


Also two of my plants the leave seem to be curling up on them. They are still growing and otherwise seem healthy. Is there something wrong with them? Pictures of them are also enclosed.

Help please. Live on the coast of Oregon.

Thank you,
Esther

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Jul 13, 2014
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by: Faith

Thanks Francine! It's definitely hot and humid down here in the South. Now I have hornworms and since I had some yellow leaves at the bottom, I picked the rest of the tomatoes and just cut off some healthy branches. I put the branches in water to grow roots and replant. I'll just let the caterpillars eat the original plant. I'm not relying on my tomatoes to live and my 4year old loves watching them eat and grow !

Jul 13, 2014
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by: Francine

They look like roots. Tomatoes have the ability to grow new roots from a lot of places along the plant. It happens to me when it is humid. If you were to lay the plant on the soil surface, those little bumps would grow into the soil.

Jun 29, 2014
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by: Faith

Did you figure out what it is? I just noticed the same thing on my grape tomato plant. It otherwise seems healthy and is still producing tomatoes. In fact, it's grown tremendously since I got it. O and it's also in a large pot...

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