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Weed/seedmix for DFW

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by DaveM, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. DaveM

    DaveM New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has a good seed mix for outdoor grazing areas here in Texas? I'm in the DFW area and our summers make keeping a good grazing area going very difficult. Any suggestions would be appreciated
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    Are you feeding a grass eating species or a leaf eating species?

    Both Carolina Pet Supply and Tortoise Supply sell mixes for both kinds of tortoises. If you are looking to feed one or a few tortoises, that’s probably the way to go. Tortoise Supply sells a grazing mix for dry climates, if that’s what you need.

    They also sell individual seeds of different grasses and flowers if you want to focus on a few.

    If you have a LOT of land, you can look into one of the horse pasture mixes recommended by other posters.
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    I’m in DFW also, but I have no issue growing things. The key is keep the land well tilled and watered. If you start getting dry or dying patches just retill the land a bit to scrap up the soil and lightly reseed and flooding the evening for a couple days. Eventually it should just start doing the work for you naturally.

    As for seed mixes I’ve just had everyone say order from tortoise supply
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    Groworganic.com has a great deal on organic bulk irrigated horse pasture seed that grows great all year long and is great for sulcatas!

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