Tomato stem covered with bumps

by J.A. Proctor
(Hollywood, Florida)

The main stem of my tomato plant has bumps up and down the stem. Looks like there is something inside these bumps. What is this and how can I get rid of it? I am using the topsy turvy.

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Jun 23, 2014
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Tomato plant covered with bumps, but has wilted NEW
by: Danbo

I have planted about eight Roma tomato plants in my garden. A couple of days ago one started wilting and had bumps up the stem. I wrote it off as one out of eight, not bad. A few days have gone by and another has started the same thing.

I started all by seed. I buried each one to their first set of leaves like I learned in a garden class. When I made the raised beds, I used a 66% Red clay (common upstate SC soil) and 34% organic compost mix.

Every thing I have planted this year is growing exceptional well. Even the other style of tomatoes. I pulled the first plant. Should the second one go too?

Mar 19, 2013
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normal tomato stem
by: Anonymous

Those bumps on the tomato plants are root nodules. Which means they will sprout a root there if under the soil. Perfectly normal.

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