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Plant recommendation

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Kalbrecht, Jun 8, 2019.

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  1. Kalbrecht

    Kalbrecht Active Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I'm planning on planting all edibles in the cinder blocks along the fence, what all do you recommend. 20190608_095819.jpeg
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    Markw84 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I use gazanias, petunias, and pansies in that application. Gives great color, grows quickly and does well to constant trimming/harvesting, and tortoises love them. YOu could also go with the testudo seed mix that Tortoise Supply sells. That will also grow well there and you can harvest all year once started.
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    Kalbrecht Active Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Thank you!
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    I would ask someone who HS a rose of Sharon if you could take a root sprout. I did that and put it into a pot and it does well. It’ll also provide some shade!
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    I order all three seeds plus the testudo mix. So excited
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    I bought a tree today and will have it planted this week. Ty
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    Here's a shot of my outdoor Burmese star enclosure. I love how everything has worked out in here. Been up for two years now.

    For the "fence" of the enclosure I built a two tier planter. Top tier has pansies and petunias. Bottom tier Tsetudo seed mix. IN the enclosure I have a grass bottom in most of the center sections, 2 rose of sharon on either side of the night box, and a laventera closer to camera blocking one of the rose of sharon. Grape vines grow in the fence in the background. A few aeonium in there and creeping thyme. Gazanias grow in the border between sections. (I keep trimming them for food every other day or so. They will be full of blooms again in 3-4 days!). A rosemary bush is in the back corners along with a society garlic and is a favorite day hide. The large tufts of Carex grass is also a very favorite hide. My Burmese don't eat the carex (although good food) but a sulcata would probably mow it down. Opuntia in the two front corners (just restarting the one closest as the old one blew over this winter.


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    Wow! That's beautiful! Thank you for sharing
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    BUT!!! Before you plant in the cinderblocks, add another layer. One layer tall isn't tall enough. If he wanted to he could get right over those blocks.
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    Yvonne, not sure if your talking to me, look there's a 4' fence behind the cinderblocks.
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