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    Quote Originally Posted by bindian View Post
    Mike,
    So the seeds need to be heirlooms to plant and then save their seeds for the next year? I remember trying to save seeds and they didn't germinate the next year.
    hugs, Brandi
    Brandi, if hybrid seeds germinate year-to-year, they will go back to the strongest part of the hybrid chain or un-hybridize themselves. Some do it quickly and some take longer. You do have to start with heirlooms to keep heirlooms.

    It's kinda like hybrid bluegills in a pond. After so many years and reproduction cycles, you'll just have bluegills.
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    Default Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    like jim said ....or...some hybrids just will not germinate. They're made like that so you have to buy new seed every year. how do they do that? ...i dunno....I don't have a garden yet. Workin' on it! So the idea of heirlooms is purposely to be able to save next years crop seed. And you will pay more for heirlooms than annuals BUT the link you posted seems really $$ to me.
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    Default Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    iIt was down right warm today for march, I had a high on the back porch of 96*. Went ahead and changed the batteries on both the receiver and the temp gauge, still showed 96*, did you guy's show temps like this??
    Dennis


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    Default Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    Thanks guys! I'll just buy heirlooms from now on.

    Dennis,
    I don't know for sure. My kids and I were headed east towards Woodville this afternoon and the OAT (Outside Air Temperature) gauge in the truck said 81.
    hugs, Brandi

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    Default Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    dunno, but I will...today ordered wireless weather station which will connect to PC and internet, keeping records 4/7.

    got this one, cheap enough, will see if it is reliable

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    Default Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Western View Post
    iIt was down right warm today for march, I had a high on the back porch of 96*. Went ahead and changed the batteries on both the receiver and the temp gauge, still showed 96*, did you guy's show temps like this??
    As we were driving around central Texas the car temp gauge only hit 86˚ today.
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    NWS shows Denton got up to 82 and I think that's about what it was here on the patio. I know it got to 81 inside the house and I turned the HVAC to cooling for a couple of hours.
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    Default Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    First BLUEBONNET of 2013 on our sand hill.
    Jim, did you get a bluebonnet picture with you grandkids?
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    First BLUEBONNET of 2013 on our sand hill.
    Jim, did you get a bluebonnet picture with you grandkids?
    Going to miss the flowers this year in TX. No flowers for a while up here. Overnight temperatures below freezing for a least the next. Where is that ground hog so I can ring his neck.


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    First BLUEBONNET of 2013 on our sand hill.
    Jim, did you get a bluebonnet picture with you grandkids?
    Don, my bluebonnets are still very small plants down next to the ground. It will be 2 weeks minimum before they even put up bloom heads. Your warmer weather and heavier rainstorms have given yours a head start. It's amazing the difference in vegetation from here to there. My oak trees are just starting to bloom and leaf-out. Even the trees in DFW always seem to be ahead of us by 2 weeks or so.

    I had a ball with my grandkids on Saturday and Sunday. It's so rare to have just them here without having a lot of other people to look after. I admit that being around 4 young and pretty girls sure makes me feel young. . . right before it makes me feel very old when I am tired and they are just getting going. They made the big hike around our property and I drove the Kawasaki Mule.

    I took my granddaughter who is staying for a week fishing for her first time yesterday. I couldn't keep her hook baited fast enough. She caught a 4-5 lb catfish (her first one ever) and then we both managed to catch one at the same time. Her's was 2-1/2 lb and mine was 1/2 lb. I took a picture below. She wanted to hold the fish in the gills like I did instead of use the stringer, so the fish picked up some dry grass flopping around while she got brave enough to do it. It kinda grossed her out, but she was determined to pick up that fish. I think we may be back fishing again before she leaves.

    My pond in the background is so low that you can see the edge of the rocks I put into it for structure. I'd estimate the depth is still around 8' in the middle, but it is down about 4-1/2'. We really need some rain with runoff. I'm hoping for lots of April showers, even if Ron Hall and Betty aren't here to bring rain like they normally do.

    EDIT: Don, notice that she is a child of the times. She has a fish in one hand and her I-phone in the other. As you mentioned earlier, you can't separate kids and phones these days.
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