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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > growing food?
Last Post by Elrohwen at 5/25/2012 4:30 AM (29 Replies)
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User is Offline pitbullsNbuns
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5/14/2012 3:06 PM

 Anyone here grow veggies for their rabbits ?  Im going to plant parsley but was wondering about veggies ? It would save a little on buying from the store,plus we can eat it too .

 

 

Also,sorry if this dosent belong here but I couldnt find any where else for it to go .


User is Offline tobyluv
South Carolina
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5/14/2012 3:53 PM
I grow parsley, cilantro, kale, a variety of lettuces, dandelion greens, carrot tops, mint, lemon balm and basil for my bunnies. All of those can be grown in containers if you don't have garden space in the ground.

User is Offline bunnyfriend
Wisconsin
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5/14/2012 3:55 PM
Mixed lettuce! Also, spinach, carrots, herbs, wheat grass. And I'm sure there's lots more I can't think of at the moment.
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User is Offline mocha200
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5/14/2012 4:18 PM
I grow lots of veggies every year! This year I am going to be planting some veggies in pots.
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User is Offline pitbullsNbuns
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5/14/2012 4:19 PM
Okay,thanks everyone ! I also bought carrots and radish seeds . The plants that can go in containers would be easier,so I think i will do a few of those.

User is Offline pitbullsNbuns
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5/14/2012 4:32 PM
the only problem is keeping the cats out of the pots/garden ! ):

User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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5/15/2012 5:06 AM
I finally have my own garden space this year so I've graduated from growing in pots to growing in raised beds. For bunny friendly foods I have lots of lettuce, parsley, and basil which I'm very excited about. I've tried starting lettuce from seed in the past and it worked ok. This time I'm trying a mix of seed and transplants from the garden center which is working well. My store sells four packs of plants for $1.39, so it's pretty cheap to pick up a bunch of lettuce or parsley and just throw it in the ground.
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User is Offline Stickerbunny
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5/15/2012 6:32 AM
I want to grow some stuff for them, but I am so horrible with plants, I couldn't even get wheat grass to grow :s

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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5/15/2012 8:35 AM
I currently have 3 pots of 'salad bowl greens' growing for Chacha. It is wonderful green leaf like lettuce that she enjoys. It takes me a month to grow, and 2 seconds for her to eat, lol.

I'm also doing the usual wheat grass, parsley, and some arugula.
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User is Offline Eepster
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5/15/2012 10:30 AM
We grow lots of dandelions, and some clover in the yard. Porky gets the petals from the roses when they start finishing up too. I have several pots of basil growing. (I was making pasta, and fresh basil was $4.99 a bunch, but the potted plants were $1.99.)

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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5/15/2012 6:32 PM
I'm trying a garden again this year -I'm not much of a gardener and most attempts have ended sadly lol

I'm going to plant lettuces, carrots, nasturtium, kale, parsley, mint and basil. For prettiness, sunflowers and for us(but not bunnies), corn and potatoes.
I'm trying from seed so this likely will be futile. I've had success buying the plants and growing them-nasturtium and herbs were a cinch. Roses are also edible and pretty but I would grow from seed for those, as most roses are treated with pesticides.
The lawn itself is helping out with lots of dandelions and the buns have been enjoying them so far
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User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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5/16/2012 3:17 AM
K&K, you're far enough north that your growing season is probably too short for a lot of direct seeded stuff, but stuff like lettuce and kale will keep growing well into the cool months. Good luck!
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Rexxar
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5/17/2012 3:55 PM

I've got lots of herbs growing in pots. Rosemary, cilantro, chives, basil, sage, parsley, thyme. The buns do let me have some for cooking occasionally 


User is Offline wendyzski
Chicago, IL
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5/17/2012 8:38 PM

I'm in Chicago and do some pretty extensive container gardening on a 3rd floor south-facing deck. 

I do a variety of lettuces and mixed mesclun greens as well as some carrots and herbs (mints, basil, lemon balm, sage, thyme).  This year I've got some calendula and lemon verbena and am trying sugar snap peas (for the second time, because I think I figured out what I did wrong the last time.


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User is Offline Pandorachik
Cleveland, OH
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5/18/2012 5:25 AM
A really neat treat to grow are roses! Dried rose leaves are basically candy to Pablo! He loves them!
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User is Offline Pandorachik
Cleveland, OH
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5/18/2012 5:28 AM
my local green centre sells packs of seed for 10 cents!!!
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User is Offline Pandorachik
Cleveland, OH
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5/18/2012 5:29 AM
Grrr... I meant my local GARDEN CENTER. My stupid macbook.
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User is Offline kmes
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5/18/2012 6:41 AM

We have a pretty decent herb/vegetable garden and just an assortment of plants on out property.

My herbs are coming along nicely. I have Parsely, Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Mint, and oregano.
As for veggies, this year we planted several varieties of tomatoes and peppers, carrots, lettuces, mesclun, zucchini, yellow squash, acorn squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, Garden Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, String Beans, and probably a few things I'm forgetting.

We also have grape vines, blackberry bushes, blueberry bushes, and roses!

Of course we really plant for ourselves but we certainly share withour furry companions!


User is Offline RexEnabler
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5/24/2012 4:19 AM
I have a garden my bunny thoroughly approves of in my front postage-stamp sized yard--rose bushes, apple trees (my bunny nearly fainted from happiness when I pruned the main apple tree this winter and brought the branches inside to cut into bunny-sized chew sticks for him), borage (which tends to be demolished by the wild rabbits in the area), and basil. On my back patio are pots of oregano, thyme, edible nasturtium (for me), and lemon balm. All of the items on the patio reseeded themselves in the mild winter this year and are growing like mad. Luckily, I have my little furry house-guest to help eat them and to contribute to everything's growth with his droppings.

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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5/24/2012 5:09 AM
I am really really bad at gardening, but we just bought a house on an acre so I plan on growing vegis and fruit! Does anyone have any tips/ websites/ book recs on simple gardening?
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