Tomato Plants

Why Do Some of My Tomato Plants Become Hollow?

Zone east ky | scatfish added on June 23, 2013 | Answered

Why do some of my tomato plants become hollow? The plants are hollow and die.

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Answered on June 24, 2013

it sounds like you have stem or stalk borers. "Stalk borer
Creamy-white to light purple larvae that eat tunnels in the stem, causing the plant to wither and die. Remove and destroy weeds where the insect may breed. Locate hole in stem where the borer entered, split stem lengthwise above the hole, and kill the borer. Bind the split stem, and keep the plant well watered. Spray to prevent further infestations." from this article:

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