Container tomatoes disease???

cottonpaJuly 12, 2011

I have an early girl tomato plant in a 5 gallon bucket. It has been producing fruit for several weeks now and is still going strong. I noticed today that down by the base of the stem it seems like it has split open and little tiny white tubes are spewing out of does NOT look good but it's still producing tomatoes? I noticed that a couple branches at the top have some white bumps on them but not nearly as bad as the white tubular insides spewing out of the stem at the bottom. Can anyone help me to identify what is going on and maybe suggest something I can do to help fix the problem? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Here are a few photos of what I'm talking about. The first pic is of the base of the stem which is the worst and the other is of a branch higher up with the bumps on it.

Thank you!

Base of the stem

From Jul 12, 2011

White bumps on branch higher up on the plant

From Jul 12, 2011

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Not a disease. Tomato is trying to root above ground. Bumps are normal too. Somebody who knows more than me can explain when and why, altought I think it might be high humidity, which we have surely had recently! Linda

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 8:16PM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

Yep. Adventitious roots. Very common in my humid southern Ohio climate. Nothing to worry about.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 8:35PM
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phew! thank you! so I should just leave it alone and let it do it's thing?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 8:53PM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

Don't worry, be happy! But, it is an awfully small pot, so be dedicated to keeping it well watered and fed.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 9:25PM
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awesome! thank you all so much!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 10:35PM
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