Nuclear war has begun.. Malathion plus every week
well I planted my toms april 20th with water walls and things went ok. Some plants were out 18" above the walls and I think things are safe so I took off the Walls last week.
I noticed a few thrifts and so started the battle. Malathion plus and a super surfactant additive every 7 days.
Last year was my first thrift battle and they won. I had my first BLT by july 4th and then had such bad blossom drop that I had hardly any fruit set for 6-8 weeks. It took me 2 weeks to find out about thrifts and then I tried the wimpy worthless insecticidal soap for 3 weeks and then tried nuclear but I lost the best blossom set window. frost here in Sep. I also see little black flies with big wings this year.
Oh BTW I only have two raised beds with 8 plants each and couldn't rotate crops like you should do.
ShoulsI spray the ground and area around too?