Translucent Tapioca-Sized Balls in Soil

by D. Hermansen

Removed my tomato plants as a season-end event. Discovered an anomaly in the soil that concerns me. I am using 20 gallon, top of the ground, containers.


Surrounding the immediate root area I am finding small (tapioca sized) balls in some abundance. These balls are translucent and contain a clear liquid. My concern is that this may be evidence of some type of soil contaminate.

Any background or advice would be helpful.

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May 17, 2012
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Slugs?
by: Anonymous

Might also be slug eggs.

Oct 24, 2011
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Root problems
by: Anonymous

I believe you may have root knot nematodes causing the problems you describe.

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