Once upon a time . . . not long ago at all, there was a farmer with a big dream. He dreamed of huge red, delicious tomatoes and fine green peppers growing in his garden.
One day a master gardener suggested he spray his plants to prevent bugs.
Now what do you get when you cross
With way too much of this:
and not very much of this?
You get THIS:
The farmer was so sad that he watered the roots and washed the leaves with water and pampered and talked to his plants but nothing helped.
A couple of days later he said to his wife,
"Have you ever seen such a sight in your life?
I'll cut them all back with my pruning knife"
The farmer's wife said,
"JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE
and they will come home
wagging their green leaves behind them."
Jerry, Jerry, quite contrary how does your garden grow?
Sure enough, after a while the leaves started to perk up and the tomatoes grew and grew. And now the farmer has dreams again of his plants living happily ever after.
The moral to the story?
A farmer should always listen to his wife!