Originally Posted by Stonecutter
Hi Lonnie!!! Yep not far at all considering I live close to Braker lane and I-35 in North Austin.
I'm growing Texas Star, dwarf Cavendish, super dwarf Cavendish and Truly Tiny.
Tips for this area...hmmmm....Well I put composted cow manure around them about once a month when they're growing well. I also put a time release fert once a month in between the manure times. I may use some k sulfate on the flowering ones. I water the established ones and stands at least once a day in summer, sometimes twice if the wind is high and the temps are high.
But this is my way for my soil and sun exposure. So adjust accordingly.
It's good to plant them close to the house or a fence, just not too close. They get protection from wind and the ground tends to be warmer in the winter close to a house or above ground pool. But I haven't seen a winter here that could kill the mat. They can die to the ground and still come back in spring.
Thanks for the reply. I currently don't need any extra plants. I got some in from TY and have places for them. I have unlimited access to free cow & chicken manure, so that will be very helpful. I just don't want to over fertilize them
I posted pictures of my start in the gallery and plan on posting progresses. Good to know someone near by