J. Musser

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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3.1 acres of scrub woods and steep southwest slopes down to a swampy front yard. avg 45-60"/yr. precipitation. First frost: September 25. Last frost: April 10. Avg. low in winter is 22 degrees Fahrenheit, occasionally down to 0 or -2 to 3. Avg. high in summer is 82 degrees Fahrenheit, occasionally up to 103 to 104.

I joined this site July 6 '11, if I remember straight. I have been gardening all my life, and have experience in the southeastern Pennsylvanian climate. I have knowledge in lawn care, tree and shrub care, general landscaping, edibles, nursery, and indoor gardening, as well as other variable aspects of horticulture.

I also have a fairly good knowledge of basic biological concepts, and have fun with scientific experiments (well, I would, had I more time). I enjoy outdoor activities, when I can get around to them, and am an amateur dog trainer. I also have a rather nice knowledge of good sustainable agricultural practices and livestock raising and care. I haven't been into it for too long, but it's still an interest.

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comment Cucumber leaves turn yellow, brown wilt die and stop producing
Hey, you're like 1 1/2 hours away. Have you seen anything unnatural near the base of the plant, where it goes into the ground?
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comment Why do many of my parsley leaves have white tips?
Really, I think the plant looks fine, and wouldn't worry too much.
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comment Why do many of my parsley leaves have white tips?
60's and 75%rh sounds great. Have you had a lot of wind?
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reviewed Close What is the flower just above the groom's left breast?
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comment Why do many of my parsley leaves have white tips?
Probably similar to what happened to your lettuce.
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comment Why do many of my parsley leaves have white tips?
Maybe a humidity issue. What's the weather been like? are more older or younger leaves affected?
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answered Should I pinch my blueberry bushes for the first year?
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comment Should I pinch my blueberry bushes for the first year?
Same concept here, on a longer term planting.
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comment Can we get MathJax here?
@Philip Possibly.
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comment When does red clover (cover crop) go to seed?
@Oliver don't get the seed lower than about 1/2" deep, or you will run into trouble with germination. 1/4" covering of loose, moist, soil is best.
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revised Can somebody try to identify this potential perennial?
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revised What is this extremely fast growing plant?
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revised What plant resembles a tomato plant with thorns?
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