Bumpy Tomato Seedlings, why?

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Bumpy Tomato Seedlings, why?

Post by leffebe » Thu, 29 Mar 2012 06:04:00



Help! My tomato plant looks healthy and seems to be growing well but the
stem is covered in little purple wart-like bumps, what are they? should
i worry?
I'm fairly new to gardening and would appreciate some guidance.

Viva la tomato!

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Bumpy Tomato Seedlings, why?

Post by Pat Kiewic » Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:31:36


leffebee said:

Quote:

>Help! My tomato plant looks healthy and seems to be growing well but the
>stem is covered in little purple wart-like bumps, what are they? should
>i worry?
>I'm fairly new to gardening and would appreciate some guidance.

Possibly these are the potential growth points for new roots, called root
initials. The roots that grow from them are called adventitious roots. And
adventitious roots are what allows tomato plants to be set deep when
transplanted.

Tomato seedlings will vary in how 'bumpy' they look, based on cultivar,
temperature and humidity.

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