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Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by Mikeysmama, Nov 12, 2019.

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  1. Cathie G

    Cathie G Well-Known Member

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    You'll have your little weed garden...lol most people hate dandelion flowers but Saphire thinks they're beautiful...and yummy!
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    Mikeysmama Well-Known Member

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    I'll take a box of dried flowers lol I have a hibiscus tree but...t
    he'd been eating the leaves because that's what I have most of and readily available. He will chow in the flowers to if I find some good one's
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    sheldon loves them to, good thing because that's about all I have on hand
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    I used to take the pills to help my bones and it did. The only reason I stopped is because I get kidney stones. I can't believe a self respecting tortoise would eat dirt though even for the bone meal. I'm wondering what leafy greens would taste like grown with a bit in the soil.
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    Toddrickfl1 Well-Known Member Tortoise Club

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    Hit me up in the spring and I could easily do that. I can literally pick 3-4 shoe boxes of flowers daily when they're blooming.
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    I would love to have some cuttings, be happy to pay shipping. Thanks!
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    Carol: I removed your address from the open forum for safety reasons, and sent it to Todd in a private message.
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    I would love some and be glad to pay shipping/postage. I'm in Louisiana.
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    I believe the white granules in the potting mix soil is called vermiculite. It is a sterile and inert mineral that is used to keep the weight of potted plants light and help absorb moisture. It should not be accessible for a tortoise to consume it but I don't believe it would affect the plant for consumption. Best to do your own research.
    I appreciate this thread on food options. My goal is to grow only tortoise food in my garden next summer and collect pesticide free weeds for my four Russian tortoises.
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    yeah,they look like styrofoam pieces kind of. some was in the organic soil I have too. that I'd my plan too, would like only Sheldon friendly plants in my garden, was going to hit the greenhouse hard bit now I don't think it's a good idea because of the fertilizer and pesticides issues.
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    I think I group to exchange plants would be fun ;)
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    I wonder if the cuttings can be grown inside til spring, if so, I sure would LOVE to get some from you!
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    I think the sprouts they put out would. I used to have a few.Spaced together like a fence. Hummingbirds love them. But in one way, it was a real pain. I had all those baby Rose of Sharon bushes to dig up.
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    I will gladly pay postage for some cuttings. I'm close to San Antonio, Texas
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    So will I, if you think this is a plant that will survive in the hottest desert, Buckeye, Arizona. Happy to pay postage. I have one hibiscus plant that I have managed to keep alive for some months, but I don't know what type.
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