Growths on tomato plant :(

Asked July 9, 2019, 6:08 PM EDT

I’m growing tomatoes for the first time and these growths showed up on the stem. Could you please tell me if you recognize what they are? And how to deal with them if I need to? :)

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1 Response

The growths are roots that have started developing on the stem due to all of the rain and are not harmful to the plant. If you raise the soil level in your pot the roots will develop and extend into the potting mix. They will not develop any further if left alone.
If you have additional question contact your local Cooperative Extension Service Office.