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Tomatos: Hair to roots?

Posted by bugbite z9a FL (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 3, 13 at 15:04

I realize this is not the tomatos forum but I made a comment in a post in this forum that if tomatoes are transplanted deeper that the hairs on the stem develop roots.
But luckily Flora_UK challenged that, researched it and found that ...It is not the stem hairs, but root primordia, that become roots.
In the link (very bottom of this page) is a picture of the difference. A very cool picture.
I also stated that some folks (for example, me sometimes) transplanted tomatoes of their sides to get more roots. I happened to pull a tomato plant today where I planted a lot of it (about 12 inches) underground when I transplanted it. Here is a picture of the roots all the way up the stem that was buried. Note the small root ball and the extra roots that surely helped the plant.

Bob

Here is a link that might be useful: excellent picture

This post was edited by bugbite on Mon, Jun 3, 13 at 15:12


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RE: Tomatos: Hair to roots?

Good examples, bugbite.


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