Men would be growing better coffee plantations in competition of one another to catch the former Captains eye.
Remember when Suder (Who was on Wilfred last night and his hair is not there any more on his crown at all, not that we haven't all be watching his hair line recede into the back of his neck since Cuckoo's Nest.) tried to prove how useful he was to the crew by growing orchids?
Know your audience.
If he had been showing her how he could make mutant super Coffee bean trees, well gosh darn, but he would have earned a pardon right there and then in basics part 1... And he wouldn't have been in a position to save the ship from the kazon and the crew would have stayed settled on that basics planet.