Roots growing of the stem? Tomato plant in sealed jar


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Hi,

I begun an experiment were I put a small tomato seedling into a sealed jar and it has been in there for
over a month now. Still doing fine.
But now it suddenly started to grow roots directly out from the stem.

What is the reason for this and how is it possible? See pictures below
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Hi,

I begun an experiment were I put a small tomato seedling into a sealed jar and it has been in there for
over a month now. Still doing fine.
But now it suddenly started to grow roots directly out from the stem.

What is the reason for this and how is it possible? See pictures below
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Completely normal. Tomatoes, when in the ground put out what are called aerial roots. And sometimes these roots are WAAY up the trunk. It's one of the reasons tomatoes can be planted very deep.
I like canned tomatoes but isn't this going a tad far?:D
 
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Completely normal. Tomatoes, when in the ground put out what are called aerial roots. And sometimes these roots are WAAY up the trunk. It's one of the reasons tomatoes can be planted very deep.
I like canned tomatoes but isn't this going a tad far?:D

I may have canned them a bit early yes...:LOL:
Thanks a lot for the information. Now I learned something new today, and I was not expecting "aerial roots" to be that.
 

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