Anyone grossed out by aphids?
Okay, so I've just pulled a bunch of broccoli that wasn't heading very well and basically just taking up space. Took the edible heads, threw the rest to the ducks and they made short work of that.
Now the part that bothers me. I should be above this. I should be grateful. I should be proud to have grown it and steaming it to go along with the fresh asparagus for dinner. But I can't do it. Having taken the broccoli inside, placing it on my white countertops I noticed not just several but what seemed to be a ba-jillion (yes, it's a word---don't mess with me now I really love broccoli) hidden aphids. They fell off those beautiful heads of broccoli and gathered to party on the slick white counters of my kitchen and they ruined it all for me.
I know I can wash them off. I know I can use vinegar in the water and it will kill all the remaining little buggers. I know aphids won't kill me--we could all use a little unexpected protein I'm sure. But I think I can't do it, man. I think this broccoli is duck food too.
I am very sad today.
Is there anything YOU won't bother to plant, cuz you just can't stand the imagination that goes along with it? I SO love broccoli, and was SUCH a good broccoli mom to these plants. WHERE oh WHERE did I go wrong? LOL
Overreactive in California,