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.

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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's the valid term for a “base” for plants?
@Ecnerwal "Clones" would be the term for the plants resulting from propagating the stock plants (if by cutting or similar)
1d
comment What is this red stalk plant?
Yup. Definitely peony.
1d
answered What's the valid term for a “base” for plants?
Apr
23
answered Can I add lime at the same time when I spray Roundup?
Apr
23
comment What are the practical differences between cucurbits grown from seed and cuttings?
@Shule That year I grew carolina cross, which averaged at around 90lbs, and Millionaire, which averaged at just under 30lbs.
Apr
22
comment Questions About a Sycamore Maple
And what happens after the tree is 2-300 years old that kills it? I thought they could get older...
Apr
17
answered Crepe Myrtle and Pink Magnolia Trunk Question
Apr
16
comment Flies around arborvitae and yews
Ok, then they are most likely not pests to these plants. Thanks for examining the insects. At my place, the little gnats/flies are everywhere, but not being plant pests :)
Apr
16
comment Flies around arborvitae and yews
I'd guess you had *Thuja* leaf miners, but it's a couple months early for their flight (at least here in PA).
Apr
16
comment Please help identify a type of chestnut tree
I've heard hazelnuts (wrongly) called that before.
Apr
16
awarded Notable Question
Apr
15
comment Why should I prune roots of bare root blackberries before planting?
See my answer for the basic reasoning.
Apr
15
revised Why should I prune roots of bare root blackberries before planting?
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Apr
15
answered Why should I prune roots of bare root blackberries before planting?
Apr
15
awarded Good Answer
Apr
15
revised Check for electricity in a socket without tools?
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Apr
14
comment Most effective way to fix a poor drainage easement?
@Escoce Blueberries would be a bad choice, as although they like moist/damp soil, they don't like wet feet. They like moist free draining soil, thus their native range.
Apr
13
comment Should we have topic challenges?
Are you volunteering to do the associated work to run the challenges? I think it's an awesome idea. I started challenges on 4 sites so far so I won't be able to do this one.
Apr
11
awarded Autobiographer
Apr
11
reviewed Reviewed How do I encourage my plum tree to produce fruit?
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