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 should the themes for our fortnightly topic challenges be?
I like this one. I am also an avid gardener, or at least would like to think so...
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comment How many strawberry plants can you plant in a 10" hanging basket?
Agreed, and one can spread too, in case there is enough room. I'd go with 3-4 though if they were alpine.
May
24
awarded fruit-trees
May
23
awarded Yearling
May
23
awarded Yearling
May
22
awarded Notable Question
May
22
comment removing Italian cypress
here you go... Well.. Not really.
May
18
awarded Popular Question
May
17
comment How to clean hands after fishing
Very cool! Never knew that. I always used baking soda, which only mostly works, not quite all the way...
May
17
comment How can I open the window when it's dark outside without fearing that moths might fly in?
At my house, every window has a screen. Moths can't get in unless I open those.
May
15
comment Where can I ask a question about harmfulness/benefits/control of an indoor insect pest?
GL takes indoor questions, granted they are gardening (plant) related.
May
15
reviewed Looks Good How can I reuse soil that mixed with crushed stone? (overall moderate content of crushed stone and brownish color)
May
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is this white discoloration on my lemon tree dirt (picture)?
May
11
awarded pest-control
May
10
answered What are some good organic repellents to keep squirrels away from fruit on trees?
May
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are some good organic repellents to keep squirrels away from fruit on trees?
May
10
answered Vitals for Bishop's Crown
May
10
comment Deer trimmed my arborvitae for me!
@kevinsky here, and 8' fence or double 4' work well on residential properties... but yeah, aesthetically defeat the purpose of ornamental plantings, unless you can do the whole outside perimeter.
May
10
comment Are these insect eggs from Rosy Apple Aphids?
Anubis and @Bamboo, one of you should really post an answer, to get this off the 'unanswered' list. Otherwise I will.
May
10
answered What can I do with a broken stem?
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