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Name: Sandy
Lake Sam Rayburn (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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sandrada
Jun 8, 2013 12:49 PM CST
I have one row of tomatoes planted in an area where we amended the soil with a load of aged chicken litter. Our stand of corn is 8' tall & the melon vines are spreading like crazy. But what is wrong with these Ponderosa Red tomatoes? HELP!Thumb of 2013-06-08/sandrada/3e1292
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OldGardener
Jun 8, 2013 12:57 PM CST

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It appears that it could be stem primordia. Sometimes, if a stem is damaged or is over-watered or exposed to high humidity, it will try to send out roots along the stem. It usually starts with bumps along the stem and, as it progresses, looks very similar to your picture.

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OldGardener
Jun 8, 2013 12:57 PM CST

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Oh! And Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! to ATP
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 9, 2013 2:06 PM CST
Me, too! Welcome!
Wow, that's weird looking! I've never seen anything like that on my tomatoes! So glad you started this forum, OG! Fascinating stuff!
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Name: Sandy
Lake Sam Rayburn (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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sandrada
Jun 9, 2013 3:11 PM CST
Thanks for the info. I think I'll just leave them be for now & see what happens. Fortunately I've got plenty of other various tomatoes doing well in raised beds & another ground plot.
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OldGardener
Jun 9, 2013 3:36 PM CST

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Please let us know how it goes.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 12, 2013 9:57 PM CST
Can anybody tell me what this is exactly? I found it in the uprooted soil while I was pulling a patch of sedum out of my garden bed. I am wondering whether it is responsible for hollowing out the main root of my sempervivums.

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May have done this damage to my plant?
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So Cal (Zone 10b)
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OldGardener
Jun 12, 2013 11:10 PM CST

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It looks like a cutworm to me (moth larvae)
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 12, 2013 11:11 PM CST
Thanks! Smiling
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Jun 12, 2013 11:30 PM CST

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