J. Musser

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

gardening.stackexchange.com

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Because I'm a landscaper/plant health care guy, here's a brief description of my local area and climate:

  • Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • USDA hardiness zone: 6b
  • Frost dates: (1st frost) November 1st (last frost) April 30th
  • Yearly Precipitation: 43.64 inches, avg
  • Soil Type: Mostly heavy clay, some areas of sand or silt. Decent variable topsoil
  • Average high/low temperatures: (high) 86 F. (low) 24 F.

I have been gardening all my life, and 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 our [Biology2 site. I enjoy outdoor activities, such as horse riding, hiking, camping, etc, when I can get around to them.


Plants doing cool plant things:

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awarded Revival
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awarded Popular Question
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awarded diseases
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awarded Popular Question
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accepted Should the closed as duplicate message be altered?
Apr
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comment Can I put a compost pile under a tree?
Did you notice any rooting into the compost?
Apr
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awarded Nice Question
Apr
9
comment What fertilizer should I use on agave and cactus?
Fertilizers can do more harm than good to these slow growing succulents. What are they potted in?
Apr
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awarded planting
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comment What is the name for a weed-eater head with metal or plastic blades?
They're generally referred to as powerheads in my area.
Apr
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comment What should I consider when planting fruit trees in a windy field?
Did you consider using dwarf trees, and trellising? That would keep wind from breaking branches.
Mar
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awarded Necromancer
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23
comment Design ideas for gardening.stackexchange.com
@Nic That would be interesting. I had imagined te 2 arrows to be symmetrical (possibly less confusing for a new user).
Mar
22
reviewed Close My courgette flower not blooming
Mar
22
reviewed Close How to maintain indoor Polyscias fruticosa
Mar
22
reviewed Close Rollie pollies - are they harmful to vegetables?
Mar
22
comment Banana transplant not looking too good...help? water? light?
That is a very large pot, and very coarse mixture. Does it drain?
Mar
21
comment What's the best way to promote more high rep users?
I don't think it ever started. Something like that would need consistent work from a few people, and that's been a bit spotty
Mar
20
comment What's the best way to promote more high rep users?
There was a time when we considered doing something similar, with a blog.
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20
awarded Nice Question
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