“Now, amateur gardeners sometimes like to try out the fancy-sounding names in their seed catalogs,” said the gray-haired old woman on the television screen. “But more exotic plants have different soil and sun requirements. They don’t always work out in their new homes. Most of them end up bad- tempered. No, you’re better off sticking with down-home varieties, and of course taking adequate protective measures.”
There was a thump from outside, and the set went dead. A roar went up from the greenhouse. Ted leapt to the window. “Crap!” he shouted. “Get the axes, Margie! Containment breach on the zucchini!”
"The Universe on Time"
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