It's a local phrase meaning hold on, wait a minute, don't rush. An important phrase in an island vocabulary and even sometimes in an island garden.
Aphids are not important, in gardens or vocabularies, unless they arrive just as the dill seeds are swelling, covering the flowerheads in a dismaying carpet of soft bodied sap suckers.
'Things don't look good for dilly beans' he says, looking forlorn. Dilly Beans are his favorite. 'Try Wait' i say, and smile...
...at the Lady Bug and her family.