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HELP!!! Something's eating our green tomatoes!

posted by: lolittakat on 05.30.2013 at 01:53 pm in Growing Tomatoes Forum

We don't know much about gardening, but planted 2 tomatoes plants last year and had a huge success, never any issues. This year we planted 4 organic ones, but our largest bush is getting attacked by something :(
There are a couple of green tomatoes growing already, still pretty small, but all of them have gotten holes in them over the last week or so. All the other tomato plants and little green fruit seems fine. Why is this happening and how do we stop it?
Thank you!!


clipped on: 05.30.2013 at 02:56 pm    last updated on: 05.30.2013 at 03:02 pm

RE: HELP!!! Something's eating our green tomatoes! (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: insteng on 05.30.2013 at 01:46 pm in Fruit & Orchards Forum

I have squirrels that will do that type of damage. They'll take a bite then go to the next one. Now they wait until they are starting to turn red before trying to eat them.


clipped on: 05.30.2013 at 02:42 pm    last updated on: 05.30.2013 at 02:47 pm

how to cut stainless steel backsplash to fit behind 30" range?

posted by: lolittakat on 11.30.2012 at 07:29 pm in Kitchens Forum

I really love the backsplash in this kitchen:

They used 1x2 stainless steel staggered tiles as a back splash behind the cook top. i would really love to to this behind our range, but not sure how to cut the stainless steel tiles, especially that they come in 12" sheets and we only need to fill 30". My husband just purchased a tile saw and we successfully used in to lay our porcelain floor tile, does SS requre a special blade? how to secure the edges after, so they are not sharp?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

thank you,


clipped on: 11.30.2012 at 07:35 pm    last updated on: 11.30.2012 at 07:35 pm

Does this color combination work? or too much?

posted by: lolittakat on 11.28.2012 at 08:57 pm in Remodeling Forum

We are doing some updates to the 1st floor of our town home and still have to choose backslash and paint color. I'd really appreciate some input on this combination.
back splash: white subway tile (didn't buy yet)
kitchen color: BM Down Pour Blue
wall that stretches from living into dining area: BM deep silver
rest of the living area: BM London Fog

I love the colors, but afraid that it maybe too much or will make the space dark, input or advise will be appreciated.


clipped on: 11.28.2012 at 09:01 pm    last updated on: 11.28.2012 at 09:01 pm

Help choosing paint colors to achieve a more modern look

posted by: lolittakat on 11.27.2012 at 03:32 pm in Paint Forum

Hi everyone,
I'm out searching for paint ideas for the first floor of our smallish town home. We are updating the kitchen and would like to repaint the living room as well. I'm attaching our floor plan. Overall we are trying to modernize the space from the previous owner. We are keeping the off white cabinetry, installing a light gray floor tile, gray quartz counter top, white subway tile for backslash. In the dining and living area we are laying a walnut hardwood flooring, and installing tall simple baseboards. Overall we are trying to achieve a clean modern look, without taking away a homey aspect of the place. Overall i'm a sucker for gray color, and feel that we can buy furniture to brighten things up a bit, but i also don't want the place to appear dark with minimum natural light we receive.
My original idea is to paint the longest wall "wall A" a dark gray color, and the kitchen a light graige. I'm not sure what to do with the rest of the living room... Our staircase and upstairs corridor is already painted an off white color.

any advise would be greatly appreciated!


clipped on: 11.27.2012 at 03:50 pm    last updated on: 11.27.2012 at 03:50 pm