Gardening Tip: Ease your transplants into the garden
If you've started seedlings indoors, expose them gradually to the conditions they'll have in the garden. Start the pots off for only a few hours in a sunny place, then gradually increase the amount of sun exposure before installing the transplants in the garden.
-- Scripps Howard News Service/ HGTV
Home-Selling Tip: Leave your own open house
Most experienced real estate agents will agree that sellers should not be present when the house is being shown to potential buyers. Buyers need to feel free to critically examine and discuss the house, and they may feel uncomfortable asking questions in front of the owner. If you can't leave the house for any reason, try to stay out of sight as much as possible, or maybe take a walk around the block.
New Product: Color for Facebook app
Color for Facebook is a new smartphone app recently announced that is one of the fastest ways to shoot, caption, tag and upload a 30-second video to Facebook, says the Consumer Reports Electronics Blog. You can also "batch-upload" photos.
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Pending home sales from March are 12.8 percent above March 2011 numbers. – Realtor.org
Garden Guide: Trellises add support
The best place for trellises and other tall supports are the east and north side of the garden, where they will not block the rest of the garden from the sun. When choosing the trellis, make sure that it is strong enough to support whatever will be grown upon it. Plants loaded down with fruit can become quite heavy.
The ideal support might be two 4-inches-by-4-inches-by-8-feet-long timbers placed in the ground about four feet apart and then faced with 2-inch-by-2-inch wire mesh. This provides an excellent long-term support for most plants.
-- University of Illinois Extension
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