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Edible/home grown plants


New Member
Jan 27, 2020
Location (City and/or State)
Phoenix, Arizona
Hi, I have 2 box turtles at the moment and I will likely be getting either a red or yellow foot tortoise or an elongated tortoise in the next couple months. I am wanting to grow some plants that can be used in indoor enclosures for natural shade/hides and aren’t harmful if they are munched on for my box turtles as well as the tortoise I’m going to be getting in the next month or so. I also wouldn’t mind having plants in there that can be used as a food source if they so desire. Hopefully some of you can point me in the right direction.

Lyn W

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Jul 22, 2014
Location (City and/or State)
www.thetortoisetable.org.uk is a good guide to tort safe plants.
You can also buy packs of seeds specifically for tortoise food which need to be grown in chemical free soil.