Well, it’s official.
Out of the mouth of Kapiti’s Green Gardener last week, “Well, if you don’t have psyllids, you are the only person in Kapiti that I’ve heard of.”
And she’s right. I wasn’t looking close enough. Actually, because I was hoping it wasn’t true. But here they are
So it’s out with the neem this week. I’m going to try to keep the plants going to harvest some tomatoes for eating but it’s looking like we won’t be harvesting any tomato seed this year.
If the rumours are true and a NZ company broke biosecurity rules and brought in unclean material that was carrying the psyllid–may horrible, terrible, bad things happen to them. They have seriously compromised the poster child for organic homegrown vegetables. You can’t beat a homegrown tomato, picked at perfect ripeness. And by golly-gosh we shall fight these psyllids for that delicious taste.