My friend Wendy sent me some Blue Hubbard squash seeds in the mail.
We’ll see if I can pull them off despite the vine borers. Maybe I’ll soak everything with neem oil this time.
Just kidding. I can’t get DDT here. Besides, I am reliably informed that the application of said pesticide would be akin to paving paradise.
But I’m tempted. I really want Hubbards.
Yet am I so shallow as to abandon my principles for the sake of an heirloom squash with “huge, teardrop-shaped fruit (that) weigh 15-40 lbs and have sweet, fine-grained, golden flesh”?(1)
And I am a thought leader now, so I shouldn’t even JOKE about DDT!
Shame on you, David The BAD!
No, I must resist.
And I will resist the urge to nuke the vine borers from orbit. Even if that means the vine borers win.
The public demands it, and I am a humble servant of the masses.