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Nematoids:Friend or Foe?

Yep, as Novelli said... can be beneficial or detrimental depending upon sepcies. If ou do a search on-line, I'm sure you could find sources for beneficial nematodes for your garden. And btw... a nematode will not jump up yell, 'Boo1!'. They are nearly microscopic.

Jun 27, 2012
PSUhorty in Gardening

Planting apple trees

This is correct. It's not just as simple as buying another apple tree and planting it nearby. I'm sure you can find a pollination compatability chart on-line somewhere, although, it might be hard to find one that includes roxbury russet.

Jun 02, 2012
PSUhorty in Gardening

need help finding a quiz night or quizno game near - sh norristown please

Peppers in KoP has their quiz night on Wednesdays. Very short drive for you. Six rounds of 10 questions each. Some rounds are visual, i.e. you have to identify a celebrity or guess the company who's logo is shown (with the actual name of the company deleted from it).

May 19, 2012
PSUhorty in Philadelphia

Gastropubs on Thursday/Friday night

If you're willing to travel out a bit (30 min drive from center city, rush hour traffic aside), I'd hit up Theresa's Next Door in Wayne. Their beer selection is nearly beyond reproach and the food is excellent. My appetizer recommendation would be the Neanderthal- roasted bone marrow with an apricots and capers.

Feb 01, 2012
PSUhorty in Philadelphia

Felco Pruners in the Kitchen

Felco's ain't cheap. Not sure what a pair of heavy duty kitchen shears couldn't do that Felco's could, chopping chicken breast bones aside.

Seems like a bit of a waste of $$$ to me.

May 30, 2011
PSUhorty in Gardening

Blossom end rot

Not sure how epsom salts would work. I would think it would actually hinder Calcium uptake.
1. Epsom salts is Magnesium Sulfate- no calcium.
2. Too much Magnesium in the soil can hinder calcium uptake. Too hard to explain why ;)

May 27, 2011
PSUhorty in Gardening

Anemic Squash Leaf Color

If the rest of your garden is healthy, it is most likely NOT overwatering. Planted into a soil bed, it would take a lot of water to leach the nitrogen out of the soil. Probably wouldn't hurt to add some water soluble fertilizer to your watering can avery couple waterings though.

It could be something as simple as this variey of squash may have lighter foliage.

May 27, 2011
PSUhorty in Gardening

Pgh Restaurant Closings/Changes

Woodsides Grill up in Wexford, previously called the Stone Mansion, officially closed its doors two days ago. Heard it will be turned into a Funeral Home.

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Stone Mansion Restaurant
1600 Stone Mansion Dr, Sewickley, PA 15143

May 27, 2011
PSUhorty in Pennsylvania

Restaurant help for a fun Bachelorette Party in Ft. L!!

Yes, it can be a fun place. It is not difficult to get to Las Olas from there either (a short drive or use the water taxi).

Another that comes to mind is Coconuts. It is on the intracoastal near to the beach. Again, easy to get to the bars on Las Olas from here. Or, you could simply stay on the beach and get your drink on at the Elbo Room, Dirty Blonde’s, Treasure Trove, etc.

http://coconutsfortlauderdale.com/ind...

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Elbo Room
241 S Atlantic Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Restaurant help for a fun Bachelorette Party in Ft. L!!

One that comes to mind for me is the Pirate Republic Seafood Grill & Bar. I think this might be pretty close to what you’re looking for.

They have pretty darned good food (not uppity upscale dining though but also not Applebee's-like) in a fun atmosphere. Seating is on the New River overlooking the water. They also have two bars- I’m partial to the downstairs bar with its open air feel also overlooking the New River. Additionally, they have a swimming pool which is free of use with seating around it. We’ve spent many afternoons swimming, drinking, and sucking down raw oysters there.

I really enjoy this place and could easily picture a fun bachelorette party there with good food.
http://piraterepublicbar.com/

Is it OK to move a young sour cherry tree now, or should I wait until spring?

Do not move it in the middle of the winter. Boston winters are obviously vastly different from Cali winters. What works in Cali ain’t gonna work in the N.E. all the time.

You can either transplant it right now (perfect timing) or next spring (also perfect timing). Seasons to avoid are summer and winter.

Deflowering it next spring will do nothing to help the tree. Just leave ‘em on there.
Additionally, someone recommended tamping down the soil firmly after transplanting. Do not do this. As you toss soil back into the hole around the root ball, gently work it in and around the root ball with your fingers. As you continue filling the hole, just work the soil with your fingers to break up any large clods of dirt and remove any larger air pockets in the soil. Remember, there is always air exchange occurring under the soil with that of the ambient air above the soil line… an absolute requirement for healthy soil. Tamping will only compact the soil to a point where air exchange is minimal.

Sep 20, 2010
PSUhorty in Gardening

Question about dirt for container gardens

Just change out the soil for next year. It’s not worth the hassle, imo. Especially with vegetable plants in the Solanaceous family (Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers), as they are notorious for harboring disease through the winter on plant debris and/or roots.

Even if your plants next year don’t become infected with a disease, generally, the plants will do better in fresh soil.

Sep 20, 2010
PSUhorty in Gardening

Solana Beach eats?

Thanks, everyone. Much appreciated.

Aug 15, 2010
PSUhorty in San Diego

Solana Beach eats?

I will be in Solana Beach tomorrow (Monday night). Looking for a good place that features local cuisine. Additionally, any good bars/pubs that any of you have enjoyed? As far as bars go, not necessarily looking for anything upscale. I prefer ‘salt of the earth’ bars, if that makes any sense.

Aug 15, 2010
PSUhorty in San Diego