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Meta question (was Grapefruit questions)

Carl West eisen at attbi.com
Wed Feb 12 10:08:41 EST 2003

I happens now and again that I go to a newsgroup with questions and while other questions of (seems to me) similar relevance get answered at length, mine goes begging. I doubt it's because I'm asking questions no one knows the answers to, so I'm left to think that it's a question of style. 

I don't mean to whine and complain about not getting a free answer here. I _am_ curious as to whether I can adjust my questioning style. This has happened on other groups too.

Any suggestions?

My most recent example:

Carl West wrote:
> I've been growing two grapefruit seeds for a couple of years in the same pot. One is about two feet tall the other is about 5 inches. Could the one be limiting the other?
> The tall plant has no branches, it just keeps growing straight up (well OK, toward the window, I turn it now and then). I know nothing of the growth pattern for these plants. Do I need to wait for it to branch on its own? or shall I clip the lead sprout and hope that encourages side-growth?
> I also have less pressing questions about pot-size and watering schedules.
> Could someone point me to web-based info that might hold the answers to my questions?

Carl West   eisen at attbi.com   http://eisen.home.attbi.com

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