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by MorpheusPA
November 22nd, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving, All !!
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Happy Thanksgiving, All !!

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good night! Hopefully you were all in bed and the turkey flew down the chimney early and left you all nice gifts.
by MorpheusPA
November 21st, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Caught By "Early Snow"? Are You Correct?
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Caught By "Early Snow"? Are You Correct?

Fun, but we might have 0.1" around November first. This was nine inches, which is rare before January and set a record. :-) Temperatures did rebound, it's completely melted off here, and my urea application got nicely watered in. Just in time for temperatures to plunge to thirteen degrees tomorrow n...
by MorpheusPA
November 16th, 2018, 8:18 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow cover anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: Snow cover anyone?

OK, remember that two inches? Try nine instead.

Still, it should melt by Sunday.
by MorpheusPA
November 15th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Snow cover anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: Snow cover anyone?

Two inches today, but it'll be gone tomorrow. :-)
by MorpheusPA
November 1st, 2018, 12:41 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: What's Your Winter Hobby?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: What's Your Winter Hobby?

Oh, heavens. I read a lot, make soap, indoor garden (I have several marigold already started that will bloom through the winter on windowsills...if carefully enhanced with grow lights), sculpt in polymer clay, make jewelry in wire, polymer clay, gems I make from epoxy, and half a dozen other things....
by MorpheusPA
October 28th, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: Perennials
Topic: What Was Your 2018 "Superstar" Plant Find?
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: What Was Your 2018 "Superstar" Plant Find?

The Red Profusion Zinnia. It far outperformed its sisters in terms of blooming density while maintaining a good red even in a sunny location with significant white wall reflection also hitting it. They're drought resistant, tolerant of everything from part shade to greater than full sun, and sailed ...
by MorpheusPA
October 23rd, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: What Do You Use For A Final Winter HOC?
Replies: 19
Views: 760

Re: What Do You Use For A Final Winter HOC?

3-3.5". My first cut of the year is shorter, to knock off the dead tips from winter, but all other cuts are at the long end.
by MorpheusPA
October 19th, 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost/Freeze Right On Time
Replies: 58
Views: 1220

Re: Frost/Freeze Right On Time

Ours was a "sorta" frost. We got patchy frost that penetrated about halfway into the gardens and took out almost everything at the edges of more than half the gardens and the tropical plants throughout.

I'm calling it first frost, 20 hours early for the year. :-)
by MorpheusPA
October 18th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost/Freeze Right On Time
Replies: 58
Views: 1220

Re: Frost/Freeze Right On Time

Nothing here, we stayed about four degrees too warm. We've got another chance tonight, but it looks like it's going to stay too windy.
by MorpheusPA
October 17th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost/Freeze Right On Time
Replies: 58
Views: 1220

Re: Frost/Freeze Right On Time

There's an off chance tomorrow night (a day early), but it's more likely to hold off until Hallowe'en night or November first (about 12 days late).
by MorpheusPA
October 13th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: FAS low temp limit?
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: FAS low temp limit?

Below freezing it'd definitely be ineffective. Other than that, I've applied it down into the mid forties (lower than that and I'm not using a wet sprayer outside!) without issues.
by MorpheusPA
October 10th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Dolomitic or Calcitic
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Dolomitic or Calcitic

Dolomitic limes tend to be S-L-O-W. Personally, I'd adjust with Encap and Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate).

However, without seeing the test results (and it not being from Logan), it's hard to say anything about numbers.
by MorpheusPA
October 2nd, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Is coconut milk beneficial to soil?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Is coconut milk beneficial to soil?

It's fine. Dilute it down at least fifty-fifty and scatter it around.

It won't work any magic, but it sure won't hurt either, and it'll add a little sugar and a tiny bit of OM for the bacteria to work with.
by MorpheusPA
September 28th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Potassium Applications as We Move Toward Later-Fall
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Potassium Applications as We Move Toward Later-Fall

The probability was good on that, but the actual increase in amounts of snow mold modest--and the data set too small to make much of a conclusion. Anecdotal data indicates that my soil's loaded with potassium but the grass has almost no snow mold. :-) Still, like you, I do the same. Cutoff for most ...
by MorpheusPA
September 27th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: What are you paying for Urea this year?
Replies: 47
Views: 1353

Re: What are you paying for Urea this year?

Fifty pound bags for $12.00 here in PA right now. I stocked with 150 pounds as I'll be using this in October and November (I torched my knee).
by MorpheusPA
September 25th, 2018, 12:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Milorgranite vs alfalfa pellets
Replies: 16
Views: 583

Re: Milorgranite vs alfalfa pellets

I once got clearance dog food at the local store--it had about ten seconds left on its clock before expiry. I purchased 20 bags. The dogs ate well that month. Our elder one will pick at the soy a little bit, but nothing else. Both dogs will go after the rabbit poo of the rabbits that rapaciously ate...
by MorpheusPA
September 24th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Milorgranite vs alfalfa pellets
Replies: 16
Views: 583

Re: Milorgranite vs alfalfa pellets

Near zero. Pesticides were usually used to raise that alfalfa. I don't worry about that overmuch, but there are...other organic lawn care sites...where the mere mention of something that Mother Nature didn't crap out herself is blasphemy. I don't consider urea organic even though the molecule appear...
by MorpheusPA
September 24th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Milorgranite vs alfalfa pellets
Replies: 16
Views: 583

Re: Milorgranite vs alfalfa pellets

I actually put alfalfa into its own category due to the growth hormones. Kelp sits in there as well. And as a different category, it's not directly comparable for the reasons Andy described. Into a basic feeding category, I drop Milorganite, soy, and you can squeeze corn in there if you want. Spent ...
by MorpheusPA
September 18th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Canola as fert and carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Canola as fert and carrier

Post-press canola would be fine as I doubt the seed kernel is going to survive that--and if it does sprout, canola doesn't like being trimmed at 3 inches, either! Yes, it's a modified genetic relative of rapeseed, but it's not rapeseed. Just like corn is no longer (probably) teosinte and doesn't bre...
by MorpheusPA
September 9th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: BLSC and KH Questions
Replies: 107
Views: 4789

Re: BLSC and KH Questions

Just assume that the solution in the can is 100% saturated (it isn't). A 2% solution would be about 2.5 ounces per gallon on your sprayer's dilution dial. Anything 2.5 ounces per gallon or less is just fine and will give you a 2% solution or less, regardless of walking speed or water pressure (withi...