J. Musser

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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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 Biological age of grafted plants
Also, if you ever need me, don't hesitate to ping my in a chat room. Basically, if the name doesn't autocomplete for ya, it won't ping. I'm almost always in our chat room, but if not, I'll be in GL's chat room.
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comment Why are watermelons sweeter in the center?
I think the cells are smaller in the center, so higher concentration of everything but water. The outside cells have a lot more space and are more watery without so much sugar, etc.
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comment Biological age of grafted plants
Funny I would stumble upon this and see your ping. Yes, I have done a lot of grafting and know what will happen, but I may not be able to find resources to back me up. It would all be experience. If that's fine, ping me, I'll answer. (ps: do you mean gardening.se?) (pps: I like this question :P will vote it up when I get more votes (I am a heavy voter))
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answered What is an accurate method to measure the C:N ratio of Bokashi pickled/composted kitchen waste?
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comment What is an accurate method to measure the C:N ratio of Bokashi pickled/composted kitchen waste?
Asking for the actual ratio is too broad, so I edited that out.
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revised What is an accurate method to measure the C:N ratio of Bokashi pickled/composted kitchen waste?
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comment What is the name of this tree? - currently a bonsai
@standgale Yeah, there are a lot of variations.
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revised Why are my avocado's leaves drying out from the edges?
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answered Why are my avocado's leaves drying out from the edges?
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revised Is this a good organic soil/fertilizer setup for container carrots?
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answered Is this a good organic soil/fertilizer setup for container carrots?
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revised Can I measure chemical elements in soil myself?
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answered Can I measure chemical elements in soil myself?
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revised Should I let my basil leaves age?
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answered Should I let my basil leaves age?
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revised What is this bush called and can it be pruned this time of year?
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comment Old Unanswered Question Event
OK, up to 91% answered.
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comment The scope is too narrow, and greatly overlaps Gardening & Landscaping
Understandable. :) Note that I said 'the scale of urban farming puts it under a lot of overlap with the gardening aspect', not the landscaping aspect. As it is, landscaping is only a very small part of that site, the overwhelming majority ofthe questions being on the gardening side.
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comment What is this bush called and can it be pruned this time of year?
@eva Sounds good! Also, if the answer is satisfactory, you can accept it by clicking the checkmark under the voting arrows.
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