J. Musser

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Feel free to contact me (@J.Musser) in our chat room (The Garden Shed) if you have anything you want to tell me, or just want to chat. You can email me at frank.j.musser@gmail.com if you need to contact me personally. This email is only used for SE, so don't be surprised if there is a delay in my response.

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. 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 learning about it on Biology beta. I enjoy outdoor activities, when I can get around to them.

Feel free to drop me a note:

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comment What does the community think about a Facebook page?
Thank you for the feedback. Hmm... I wonder why almost 800k folks would be following the **Vegetable Gardening** facebook page then.
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comment Old invasive redwood roots
Lets try to keep the answers in the answer section and the questions posted as such, y'all :)
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comment What's the fastest growing shade tree?
That should really be part of your answer, if you get my meaning.. :)
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comment Old invasive redwood roots
Hahaha that made me laugh. But yeah nitrogen will help once the roots are dead. Mostly if worked into the ground, though. Cutting it as small as possible (if possible) would help a lot
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comment Is there a study relating water table to construction/RCC activity?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a much better fit to **Earth Science** beta, and I think it should be migrated to that site.
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comment Old invasive redwood roots
The roots slowly decomposing will leave holes, and can make some areas sink. Speeding up decomposition is the fastest road to your goal.
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comment What does the community think about a Facebook page?
@JustDoIt Those who were curious about a certain question or answer could click on the onebox link and go to the site that way. It seems the natural thing for them to do.
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comment What does the community think about a Facebook page?
@JustDoIt They wouldn't get an answer there. Haha
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reviewed Looks Good What's the fastest growing shade tree?
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comment What's the fastest growing shade tree?
Ficus is a large genus, including low shrubs and even creepers. Perhaps you could narrow it down to a few species.
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