Common Household Remedies Request
What the heck is going on with this tomato?
1. is where I tied the tomato to a stake. However, I foolishly did not go out and add more ties higher up the plant when there were two very heavy days of rain, and the stem broke under the weight, right above the string. However, the stem above the break continues prolific with foliage and flowers, so go figure.
2. shows weird white shark-fin like something-or-others extruding from the stem. WTF?
3. shows some sort of lesion at the base of the plant. (Sorry it's cut in two by shadow.) WTF?
As a side note, I removed a few blighted leaves in the area of "2.," before I thought of taking this picture. Since there's no blight anywhere else, not a bit of it, I take that as a sign that the plant was weaker here, and so vulnerable.