Aerial Roots on Tomato Plants

August 15, 2018

Some plants develop lateral or aerial roots that let you know where you can root them. This section of tomato stem is begging to be rooted.

PC: Leslie F. Halleck

In this photo you can see these aerial roots, or adventitious roots, just waiting to pop out from the stems of this tomato plant. You can bury the tomato plant deeper in the soil, where these aerial roots will make the plant stronger. Or, you can take a cutting from this section of the plant, which will root more quickly.

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