J. Musser

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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I'm mainly a beta user right now:

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Brief description of my location/climate:

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.

Feel free to drop me a note:

just kidding

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comment Why is my spinach flowering and how can I prevent it?
wat?
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comment How far down do I need to dig when sifting out rocks from a garden?
@Ecnerwal At $26/yard, screened topsoil might not be something everyone can afford.
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comment What is killing my moss?
A hunch, eh? We've received quite a bit recently, also after a dry spell, and moss around bricks looks fine. Makes me think microorganisms.
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Personally, I'd edit the question slightly, to cover the scope of the accepted answer.
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comment Is dolgo crabapple a dwarfing rootstock?
Workin' on the unanswered list. ツ
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comment How far down do I need to dig when sifting out rocks from a garden?
Good answer. I'd just like to add that while many plants root this deep, the majority (often over 90%) of the root systems are in the top 4-6 inches of soil.
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comment What is killing my moss?
Doesn't look like any slime mold I've ever seen. And even if it was, you could kill it with fungicide.
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@user2962794 You sure it will grow in that area?
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