Matthew Davies Grows Vegetables from Seeds

Introduction

One way to help the environment as well as saving money is to start your own vegetable garden. That can be costly if you buy all your seeds, defeating the purpose. Matthew Davies looks at different ways to grow your own garden from grocery bought vegetables.

 How to save seed for better vegetables

Starting your garden requires some essentials. Having proper soil and the right tools is essential. Buying seeds, not so much. Store bought vegetables have all the ingredients needed to grow them, free of cost. It may take a little longer, but having a supply of seeds at your disposal, knowing exactly what your vegetable will taste like is wonderful. Knowing you can provide food from discarded parts that would normally go in the trash, is quite fulfilling.

  1. Celery, green onions and leeks – The butt of those vegetables are the roots. Once cut, the roots stay intact. Wrapping the root in a piece of paper towel, in an open container with about half an inch of water at the bottom sitting on a window sill will regrow the roots, and you will have a new vegetable grow in a few weeks.
  2. Potatoes – A single potato can grow into a plant that will yield much more. Once a potato starts to grow “eyes”, we would normally throw that potato out, as it is beginning to spoil. That is, however, a potato starting to grow roots again. By giving it access to water, helping the root system grow again, as well as potting soil, you will grow a potato plant that will yield potatoes for years to come.
  3. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and “wet” seeds – Fruits and vegetables that have wet seeds, such as raspberries, tomatoes, and cucumbers, need a little more care and time. Simply planting the vegetable in the grown will not necessarily yield a plant. By removing the seeds from your vegetable, letting them air dry for a few weeks, then saving them for spring, you will be able to grow your favorite vegetable. Year after year, keeping the seeds from your best yielding plant, or your tastiest plant will allow you to select the traits you like.
  4. Leafy greens – Lettuce, kale, and cabbage are all very easy to grow once you have used the part you eat. The normally discarded heel is the part you want to keep if you are going to grow them. Using the same open container method as for celery, you want to keep the heel upright, with the bottom part in water to help grow a new root system. Once the root system is present, planting your newly grown vegetable in potting soil will give it all it needs to blossom.

Conclusion

Matthew Davies knows that starting your garden is a long process that will take tender loving care. Selecting your seeds can be a daunting process for those of us who do not have the knowledge that comes with years of experience. Getting your seeds out of the fruits and vegetables you know you love is the best way to make sure your garden will yield everything you love.

 

 

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How to Deal with Negative Reviews

Introduction

Top reputation management companies know that having any business in today’s world means that at some point you are going to have to deal with negative reviews. This is just part of the territory and you are going to need to learn how to deal with it. Believe it or not, it is not so much why or when you get negative reviews, but how you deal with them that plays an important role. In this article, we are going to walk you through the steps you need to take to make sure you are handling negative reviews in a positive way.

 

Negate the Negative

It used to be said that if you don’t have anything nice to say that you shouldn’t say anything at all. That is just not the case anymore. Now, anyone with a computer or other device that can access the internet can say pretty much anything they want about you and their identity remains their secret. This allows for more people than ever to post online reviews about any business interaction they have. You are going to need to learn how to deal with that and we are here to show you how.

 

  1. Respond quickly – Within 24 to 48 hours you are going to need to have a well-formulated response to the customer’s concern. This shows the customer that you are serious about the review they left and are willing to take their concerns to heart and make changes necessary to win back their business.
  2. Extend an Olive Branch – You need the customer to know that you want a chance to make it right. Offer for them to get in touch with you privately or at your place of business so you have the chance to rectify the problem they had. The best way to do this is to offer them some free stuff. Meaning, if you are in the food service business, offer them a meal on the house. If you are in the clothing business, send them a free replacement. Most customers will not take you up on this offer, but it is important that the public see that you are attempting to make amends.
  3. Be Authentic – There is nothing worse in the eyes of the customer than seeing a cookie cutter response from a business. Customers know when they are dealing with a bot or an IFTTT program and it only makes them more upset. Add this to the thousands of other people that are going to see and know the same thing and you are going to lose business. Keep the conversation real and honest and your customer will reward you with repeat business in the future.

 

Conclusion

Getting real customer reviews is important to top reputation management companies because it means that your customers really care, and they want to make you a better business. They went to your place of business for a reason and they want you to give them, and thousands of other customers, a reason to continue to do business with you. Think of negative reviews as constructive criticism and you will be good to go.

Handy Discusses Why You Should Fold Your Clothes

Introduction

At Handy, we like everything nice and tidy. This means that you are going to have to do some things around the house that you may not like to do. One of the biggest complaints that we find with customers is doing laundry. We all like to put on clothes and go out looking great. However, when it comes to doing the laundry, we tend to drag our feet until the last possible minute. You know the feeling, right? You go to look for something to wear at 8 at night on a Sunday to wear to work the next day only to discover that you have nothing to wear. So, you have to stay up for a few more hours than you wanted to just to do some laundry. Then what usually happens is you hang up and fold the stuff that you need the next day and the rest goes in the laundry basket to fold later or sits in the dryer waiting to be folded. Well, we are here to tell you that this simply will not do.

 

Folding Fast

While we may not like to do laundry, it is one of the necessary evils of daily life. So, when you do the laundry, make certain that you do the entire job and not just half of it. This includes folding your clothes the minute they come out of the dryer. While you may be thinking that no one has time for that, you have to make time for that. Laundry has a way of getting away from us and then you have to put off things that you really want to do in lieu of doing laundry.

 

Why it is Important

As we have said, it may seem like you just need that one thing to wear tomorrow and everything will be ok. Then you leave the rest to fold later. Well, when you do that, you set in wrinkles. This will lead to you having to spend more time doing laundry. Most clothes will not get completely wrinkle-free just by setting them to dry again. So, you are going to have to at least toss in something wet so that steam will unwrinkle your clothes. The other option that you wash them again and then dry them again. This is a waste of not only time but money and water. You could always iron them, but when was the last time you ironed anything. Most of the houses we go to don’t even have an ironing board. Your final option is to have all of your clothes cleaned by professionals. That too will cost a lot of money and time that you said you didn’t have. Therefore, if you want to get your laundry out of the way as fast as possible, you need to make certain that the second that the dryer is finished, you are there with a basket and head off to fold it.

 

Conclusion

Handy knows that there is a limited time in the day for people to do things, but procrastination will do nothing to help that. You will eventually have to do it or have to pay to have it done. In either case, it would just be much easier to just do the task right the first time.

Coast Spas Reviews Predicts the Hottest Halloween Costumes of 2019

Finding the Right Costume for You

With Halloween just less than a year away, Coast Spas Reviews is getting prepared now. We are reading our favourite spooky books that has really got us interested in what we should dress up for next year. There are so many costumes that are seen every year things like Frankenstein, ghosts, witches, and pirates. This is all well and fine, but we like to be a little on the trendy side here. So below we take a look at what we see may be the hottest costumes next year.

 

Shopping

The first thing you have to do is get an idea, and hopefully, the list below will help you, then you need to get out there and buy it. Without further delay here are the costumes we think you need to get.

  1. Black Panther – One of the hottest movies of the year is going to end up being one of the hottest costumes of the year. Make your own or buy online, either way, get into the costume and be the envy of your friends.
  2. Wonderwoman – Yes, this costume has been around for many years, but with another movie release, we predict a lot of females dressing up as Diana Prince this year.
  3. T-shirt – You know the one. So many people put off shopping until the last minute and find nothing in stores. They don’t even have stuff around the house they can make into a costume. They reach back in the closet to the always popular “This is My Halloween Costume” shirt and voila they are ready to go.
  4. Venom – Another summer box office hit will find its way to parties and streets all over the world. Marvel is cranking out the hits and people are itching to dress up. Use Halloween as an excuse to go as everyone’s favourite alien parasite.
  5. Fornite Bright – You can hardly get on any social media these days without some reference to Fortnite. This character has become the most popular of the gaming culture. What’s best is it takes very little money or effort to dress in this costume this Halloween.
  6. Demogorgon – Looking to be something a little different next year? Try suiting up as one of Stranger Things’ most terrifying creature to date. Again, this is not a heavily involved costume, so might make for a great last-minute pick.
  7. Michael Myers – Another all-time favourite, but with the new movie just weeks away it might be time to revive that costume and scare your friends and family.
  8. Rick – No not the one from The Walking Dead, the one from Rick and Morty. Simple to make and even easier to like. So many people are loving Rick and Morty these days, they are sure to love your costume.
  9. Mavis – With the third movie from Hotel Transylvania just released, girls everywhere are excited about dressing up as the loveable Mavey-Wavey.
  10. Prisoner – Next to the t-shirt, one of the simplest costumes to pull off. You know you are counting down the days until the next Orange is the New Black season, so show off your excitement with this awesome costume.

Fright Night

There you have it, Coast Spas Reviews predictions of next year’s hottest costumes. Do you feel we missed one? Don’t be afraid (pun intended) to share your thoughts with us. Happy haunting (we just can’t help ourselves)!

Nadine Gourkow Shares the Best Birthday Gifts

Introduction

Every year you have at least one or two friends and countless relatives that you are close enough too that they warrant a gift. Nadine Gourkow knows that this can be a daunting time as you want their gift to be perfect, but sometimes you don’t know what to buy. For this reason, she spends some of her free time making a list of her friends and all the gifts that they would like. She has taken the best of the best from her lists and shared them with us.

 

Perfect Presents

The day is quickly approaching, and you have been really busy at work, but your friend or family member needs to have a gift. They make sure that you always have a gift from them, and you feel the need to reciprocate this gift-giving tradition as it is the proper social convention. There is one problem, you have not spent sufficient time looking for their gift. We hope that you can use one of the following gifts as a last-minute idea.

 

  1. Money – As the saying goes, “cash is king.” Some people see this as a cop out and being lazy, but there are just some people that are really hard to buy for. You know that they will not like it, or they will simply return it for something they want. For these people, we highly recommend giving them cold hard cash. It will save you and them a lot of time and trouble.
  2. Gift Card – If you know a place that they like to shop at frequently, you could always take a further step than cash. This lets them know without a doubt that you were thinking of them. It is only slightly better than cash, but it is enough of a differentiator that they will possibly not be offended by this gift.
  3. Book – If you have a bookworm in your life, this is a great option for them. The only thing you need to know is the type of books they like. After that, it is smooth sailing. Just drop by your local big box bookstore and find them a book. Trust us when we tell you, no matter the book they will like is, so long it is in the genre they like.
  4. Boardgames – This is a gift that keeps on giving. They will have it for years to come and it can provide them with countless hours of entertainment. We have given several of these away over the years, and whenever we go over to that person’s house, we play the game and we all have a ton of fun.

 

Conclusion

Buying a Birthday gift should not be a stressful time in your life. We hope that the options that Nadine Gourkow has shared with us to share with you help make it a lot easier. Just remember, it is not the gift but the thought that counts. Both parties need to remember this when it comes to any gift-giving time of year. So, even if you get socks or another tie, at least they took the time to think of you.

How To Download From Instagram

Instagram-How-To

Instagram Stories Download started as a knock-off of Snapchat’s very similar feature, but it has grown to be incredibly popular with more than 400 million people using the feature daily. Stories offer an ephemeral, more casual way to share content with your friends and followers that don’t live permanently in your main Instagram feed. Stories can be shared either to all of your followers or to a select few through the new close friend’s option. As Instagram is owned by Facebook, you can also share your Instagram story straight to your Facebook story to reach your friends on both platforms.

Images and videos posted to your story remain visible for up to 24 hours; after that, they disappear forever — but you can access them from your private archive and even choose to show select stories permanently as “highlights” on your profile page. You can also save your stories to your phone’s photo library, either saving each image or video independently or downloading the entire story as a single video. This is useful if you want to share the content with another social media platform, like Twitter. However, if you want to save someone else’s story, it’s a bit more complicated.

you can Download Instagram Videos and photos from many apps or sites.

For still images, the easiest way to save a story is simply to take a screenshot. We have guides for taking screenshots on iOS and Android, but the key with Instagram Stories is to first hold your finger or thumb on the screen — this stops the story from progressing and clears away the user interface elements so that you can get a clean capture. Screenshots don’t really work for video stories, however; if you want to save videos, you need a third-party app.

Go to the App Store and search for Repost Story for Instagram. The app is fairly straightforward, and you’ll need to log in with your Instagram account and give it access to your device’s photo library to be able to save stories. Once you’re set up, you’ll see stories from your followers in a row at the top, not unlike the Instagram app itself. Tapping the circular icon brings up a preview of the story; tap on that preview to open the image or video fullscreen. You’ll see a save icon in the top right; simply tap that to save the file to your device. Note that if a story is made up of multiple videos or images, you’ll have to save each individually — you cannot save the entire story as one movie file as you can with your own from within the Instagram app.

By default, Report Story for Instagram is a free app that will show an annoying five-second ad every time you save a story. You can remove those ads for a $5 in-app purchase, but if you only need to save a story every now and then, the ads won’t trouble you too much.

On Android

The Android app we used is called Story Saver, available for free from the Google Play store. As with Repost Story on iOS, you will have to log into your Instagram account to get started. The main page shows you all the Stories that your followers have posted, but you can also search for other users in the search bar. Select the photo or video you want and then tap Save. The photo will show up in the StorySaver folder when you are looking at your photos.

Regardless of how you save a story, it’s best to make sure you’re doing so with the permission of the person who posted it. This is especially important if you’re going to share the content in your own story or feed. You can, of course, share stories straight from within Instagram if you don’t want to bother saving them to your device first. For instructions on how to do this and more, see our complete guide to using Instagram Stories.

Brad Roemer Real Estate Discusses the Best Dungeons and Dragons Classes

Introduction

Just before the New Year, Brad Roemer Real Estate decided they wanted to get a Dungeons and Dragons group together. They found five people that wanted to participate, and they shared the cost of a starter kit. One night after work, they gathered in the conference room and played for a few hours. When they met again, a lot of the players were talking about different classes. As they had a member of the group that had already played, they were able to discuss the best classes in the game.

 

Best Classes

Now, this list is from the perspective of a single person and does not mean that if you play another class that you will be at any disadvantage. The ranking is more about how easy each class will be to play for a beginning player. Additionally, it shows how much you can do with that class and how much fun you can have. Again, this is not to say that other classes are not fun, it pretty much depends on what role you want to play.

 

  1. Ranger – If you are looking for a class that has many different options on what they can do and how they can play, this is the class for you. They not only can wield a longbow and a short bow, but they can also wield martial weapons (knives, daggers, etc.) and even have decent abilities with swords. They do the best with bows, but this doesn’t mean you cannot play the style in which you wish to play. They have a decent armor class and have stats that are increased by the weapon in which you choose to use. This is a great all-around class.
  2. Paladin – So, you want to heal, but you also want to get in on the fight. Then you needn’t look further than the paladin. They are a healer that can do loads of DPS to a monster. If we had to advise a new player on which class to take, we would probably recommend this one. It will give them the opportunity to get up close and personal in the fight, but also have the ability to stay in the fight and help others.
  3. Cleric – If you do not want to do any of the up close and personal stuff and just sit back and heal up your party members, then this is by far the best class for you. They wear heavy armor because generally, mobs will try to target them to kill off the healer. This is standard practice in most games. They only survive by having heavy armor and being one of the strongest healing classes in the game.
  4. Sorcerer – If you want to have the most damage in the game while wearing toilet paper for armor, then this is your class. You can sit back and drop massive amounts of damage, but don’t get hit or it could be the last thing you do.

 

Conclusion

This is the list of the best classes that Brad Roemer Real Estate can suggest to a group that is considering starting to play for the first time. Add a dungeon master and you are ready to go.