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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answered Covering an area to stop mushroom growth
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comment Can I force a dormant forsythia branch to bloom by bringing it inside?
@GardenerJ Well, lilac cuttings are on the fussier end, so flower sprigs from them are unlikely to root in any case... forsythia is actually not too hard to root in water.
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comment Why do small fruit fall off chilli plants?
How much light are they getting? Inconsistencies of any kind can cause fruit drop on these. Temp fluctuations, irregular plant rotation (or switching the angle of the light source), insufficient fertilizer, too much moisture... Any chance you could post a pic?
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comment Indoor pesticide for edible plants
Wasn't meant as a counter, Bamboo. I agree, just thought it seemed weird...
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revised Do Pawpaws do well in common landscape settings in hardiness zones 6B?
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answered Do Pawpaws do well in common landscape settings in hardiness zones 6B?
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comment Have a grafted fruit tree. Want to have less of one of the fruits
Can you post a picture?
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comment You can edit deleted messages in mobile chat
That was fast... I had experimented a bit, and did notice that the 2-min limit had still applied.
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comment What could kill all vegetation in an area and then stop it from growing back?
(RS)-2-(4-Methyl-5-oxo-4-propan-2-yl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)pyridine-3-carboxylic acid is often applied on baseball infields, and it can be effective for over a year. Not too natural, though...
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