Attack of the Aphids

July 11, 2009

For two weeks the broccoli heads stood like princes of the garden, waiting for a kitchen coronation. The wait was too long.

Hordes of aphids stormed the cedar-plank box from which the broccoli grew and blanketed anything green. The heads looked cloaked in a lumpy white soot. Ruined.

The only consolation to a lost crop was loosing store-bought ladybugs upon the invaders. Gluttony ensued.

A day later no lady bugs in sight. The aphids remained, though their ranks appeared depleted.

Next season will bring garden security rules.

Lady bug feast