In life, experience matters. When you're experienced in a thing you can take measures to achieve a successful outcome.
Ignorance on the other hand, truly is bliss.
Last year was my first experience with the bastard SVB's. Squash Vine Borers wiped out my summer and winter squashes and pumpkins. I was ignorant about what to do about them so I ended up in failure.
This year I know what to look for. The eggs on the leaves.
Right now I'm simply cutting off the leaves that have the eggs. We'll see how it goes. In the meantime, I have my first harvest of summer squashes today!
SM noticed ants all over the grapes yesterday. Crikey! They've eaten all the "baby grapes".
Talk about an early harvest! Since it's only been a few weeks since I pruned these babies back due to frost, I thought I might as well prune them again. Who knew ants would go for them like that? Well, now I do!
I hope to stimulate another round of growth and hopefully another round of fruit by pruning them. It''s still early. This time though I'll watch for the ants and spray them.
We got our bathroom counter top estimate back from the contractor who works with Lowes. $775 plus 3 sinks at $100 a pop. Say what?
The sales guy at Lowes quoted me about $550 plus sinks. The contractor increased the quote by 50%.
We are not happy.
I can put in granite for $1200. Why would I put in Formica for $1100?
Back to square one with the bathroom. Geez...
Whatcha don't know. Messes with you every time!