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#1 oldtimer OFFLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2015 - 03:36 PM

Will be staying with our son in Leander  Friday, until our furniture and car arrive in Liberty Hill.  Son and his wife are as excited as my wife and I are.  He's already looking at plans for raised gardens, and we don't even have the loam spread yet!   So I'll be looking for gardening advice in a little while.  Will definitely be a new experience growing things in that heat.  


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 03:44 PM

Plenty of compost and plants that grow good in heat and drought. Abu rawan produce small tomatoes but lots of them and does good in the heat. Desert King Watermelons if you grow watermelons.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 03:47 PM

Ahh!   watermelons !!!   My wife will love that !!!   Thanks for the tip on the tomatoes bbuckler !   I'll have to get used to different  seeds, that's for sure !! 


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 03:52 PM

I like Bakers Creek Heirloom seeds also there is tons of nurseries around Austin. If you have time to get a spot made onion planting season here is next month and they grow good in Texas so does garlic.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 04:34 PM

Welcome to Texas, odd weather and all. You can throw away all of the snow clothes or trade them in for Bermuda shorts. I hope you enjoy your move.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 05:15 PM

Hope the furniture arrives safely! Just pace yourself till you get used to the heat down there. At least a cooler season is coming so it won't be such a shock!


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 07:11 PM

Here is a plant we love up here, has versions suitable for Tx and without a hard freeze, will probably last a couple seasons.
http://www.texasgard...wiss-Chard.html
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Posted October 12, 2015 - 09:13 PM

Here is a plant we love up here, has versions suitable for Tx and without a hard freeze, will probably last a couple seasons.
http://www.texasgard...wiss-Chard.html

I got a swiss chard plant that is a year old. 


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Posted October 13, 2015 - 10:38 AM

Great !  We love swiss chard!   


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Posted October 13, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Hope the furniture arrives safely! Just pace yourself till you get used to the heat down there. At least a cooler season is coming so it won't be such a shock!

Yeah KennyP, I told my wife the same thing.   At first our son said  I would be crazy to mow the lawn.  I told him even if I do a half at a time it'd be good.  Only taking the Toro walk behind for now.   Will get some grass seed when we get there; so won't be mowing for awhile anyway.   Eventually will beg my wife for a lawn tractor, haha !  :D


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 02:58 PM

 Truck driver called a little while ago.  Furniture will be here Saturday morning, when the rain will be at its peak........but we don't care !!!!    We'll be taking our time unpacking boxes,  Our son and his wife have been sooo helpful  letting us stay with them, and running back & forth to post office, bank, Lowes, etc.......   and  yeh, I'm gettin' excited ! :-)


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Posted November 02, 2015 - 05:36 PM

TWO big rainstorms about a week apart.  We were lucky compared to those closer to Austin.    All deliveries were late - furniture, car. internet and tv installation, and the guy just put in the door for the walk in shower today, and now they're installing the garage door opener.    It's all starting to come together.  Now it'll be car registration, inspection, and licenses.    whew !!!


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