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Old 29-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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I have just gotten some planters and planned on setting some up with seeds and some with plants for my Star.

What would you say the top 5 varieties of plant I could grow for him as his base diet would be and why?

Looking forwards to everyone's opinions and deciding what to grow for him
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Old 29-05-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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I'd say
1. Thistles, they love that plant and it is good for them.
2. Plaintains, broad leaf and slender Plaintain.
3. Clover, young leaves/ shoots are good and they love them.
4. Vetch, the one with bigger broader leaves, it is relished by mine.
5. Flowers: Pansys, Petunias, they easy to grow and good to have theie leaves as supplement.
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Old 29-05-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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I'd say
1. Thistles, they love that plant and it is good for them.
2. Plaintains, broad leaf and slender Plaintain.
3. Clover, young leaves/ shoots are good and they love them.
4. Vetch, the one with bigger broader leaves, it is relished by mine.
5. Flowers: Pansys, Petunias, they easy to grow and good to have theie leaves as supplement.
Thankyou

I've researched but the list of goodies is so long and each as part of a varied diet so I wanted a selection from them that would be nicely balanced

I've just planted spider plants in his table too - Spoilt brat
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Old 29-05-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
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Thankyou

I've researched but the list of goodies is so long and each as part of a varied diet so I wanted a selection from them that would be nicely balanced

I've just planted spider plants in his table too - Spoilt brat

id go

plantains
dandy lions
mallows
dead nettle
chickweed
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Ooohh guys your making me hungry here!
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Old 30-05-2011, 12:31 PM   #6
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Ok another question....considering wild grasses, dandelions and Rose petals are available (amongst other things I need to identify) in the nature reserve next door which of the above would you say grow from seed or from plug/plant?
Also, didn't recognise any of the above from garden centre will a bigger 1 have them?
Seeds will be brought from here for the other planters - now have room for 5 lol
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Old 30-05-2011, 06:43 PM   #7
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I found the coolest product in the UK for planting tortoise food. It runs about £12. It contained about 25 varieties of weeds. It contained the seed, container and soil in addition to instructions. It's put out by a popular company... but I can't think of the name.

(Still no substitute for a good formulated diet)
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Old 30-05-2011, 07:39 PM   #8
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I found the coolest product in the UK for planting tortoise food. It runs about £12. It contained about 25 varieties of weeds. It contained the seed, container and soil in addition to instructions. It's put out by a popular company... but I can't think of the name.

(Still no substitute for a good formulated diet)
Get thinking then......lol
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I found the coolest product in the UK for planting tortoise food. It runs about £12. It contained about 25 varieties of weeds. It contained the seed, container and soil in addition to instructions. It's put out by a popular company... but I can't think of the name.

(Still no substitute for a good formulated diet)
yeh ive seen that one they have them in reptile shops its just too small for the weeds your going to need unless your gonna buy of few. you would be better buying off shelled seed shop or their ebay shop.

and as for the "(Still no substitute for a good formulated diet)" "whatever" EJ we know fine well what your on about.
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The main point of looking up that kit is that it gives you a really good list of weeds that hopfully somebody researched (so they could continue to sell the product) so the keeper has a known workable list.

As for the rest... the complexity of this demonstration demonstrates the point. Hopefully the keeper is able to figure out what a nutritious plant diet is before they kill or injure the tortoise.

As to the 'whatever'... I don't think I've ever had to fall back on that one for lack of a useful response.

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yeh ive seen that one they have them in reptile shops its just too small for the weeds your going to need unless your gonna buy of few. you would be better buying off shelled seed shop or their ebay shop.

and as for the "(Still no substitute for a good formulated diet)" "whatever" EJ we know fine well what your on about.
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