Hi there! Do you have a name that's shorter than your screen name here - it's a bit long to write!
I never fertilize my many succulents
, and they seem to do just fine. Not sure if it will harm your aloe - I'm sure someone else will come through and answer that for you.
I did want to say, that my daughter attended a summer flute institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs the past 2 summers. This past summer my husband and I spent 2 days in the area - it's a very nice town. We also took a short trip up to Lake George for an afternoon/evening - I had gone to sleep-away camp on the lake for 8 summers, many many years ago, and it was nice to go back and take a look.
I know you are a newbie here, but if you are interested, there's going to be a meeting of the forum gardeners in Phoenicia this coming July. One of our members, Wrennie, lives there - I imagine it's not that far from you? She's about 15 minutes west of Woodstock. You can go to the members interaction forum farther down if you'd like to read up on it.
By the way... my husband and son are guitar players too - not sure which ones they have - one has 4, and the other 3. I'll find out tonight.
Come join us in Banter Hall in the coffeehouses - we can talk more about that kind of stuff there!