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#1 Sp4rky

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

Does anyone have a link to a reliable seed seller, even on eBay? And any tips on how to grow them? Like what kind of soil, pot things like that! Looking to grow them indoors!

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:37 PM

I have been quite unsuccessful growing weeds in pots so I save seeds as I see them them chuck them about Tort Lodge Gardens in the autumn. I understand that some weeds need extremely cold temps to begin germination.
But my other 'cheat' when on a weed walk is to try and bring some roots on the plants. I then cut the leaves off and plant the root just under the soil. They seem to attach their roots before more growth above ground.
When I did buy seeds I bought them from the tlady.... And also shelled warrior site x x x hugs x x

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:48 AM

hi

here you go   http://www.ebay.co.u...=item53f87ce0a2 you can also look on the shelled warriors shop.

i've planted some in pots or just outside in there enclosure, i've never been able to grow them indoors as they die on me. :)



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

Thanks guys! I'll give it a bash!

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:23 PM

I only ever buy from Herbiseed - they have a special Mediterranean mix for tortoises, which is based on reliable research into what they eat in the wild. There is a link to the site directly on my website. The lady who formulated this mix makes NO profits from it as she does it solely in the interest of tortoises health ;)  If you buy 100g and let some go to seed, you should never need to buy more ;)



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:24 AM

I've ordered some off the eBay link above, tried heroised but kept getting an error page when clicking to order. Emailed them and just received a reply so will order some from there as well. Thanks guys

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:23 PM

i have had success with evening primrose seed from ebay and it comes back each year,my torts love it.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

Be careful with some of the ebay shops, some sellers are selling seed mixes containing seeds such as cleavers/goosegrass and borage, both known to cause liver damage. Just because a site looks impressive, doesn't always mean that the sellers are knowledgeable in specific animal nutrition. When I am in doubt I always consult a specialist group such as Tortoise Nutrition, where the group owner is actually a tortoise nutrition expert. You can check plant suitability to a point on The Tortoise Table too, although many of the descriptions will refer to human poisoning rather than animal. Some animals can tolerate plants that others cannot and vice versa, such as tortoises being able to digest young buttercups with no harm, although a horse may well become really sick eating them. Groundsel is very poisonous to many animals and yet canaries seem to thrive on it  etc etc



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

I've ordered some off the eBay link above, tried heroised but kept getting an error page when clicking to order. Emailed them and just received a reply so will order some from there as well. Thanks guys

 

I've ordered some off the eBay link above, tried heroised but kept getting an error page when clicking to order. Emailed them and just received a reply so will order some from there as well. Thanks guys

I'd def stick with herbiseed - they have an error due to changing the catalogues I think, but as you have found, they are still accessible by email and phone ;)



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:42 PM

any tips for growing sainfoin ? 



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

I would not be looking at growing sainfoin deliberately. A little picked accidentally will do no harm but it is high in tannins and therefore should not be fed regularly ;)



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 08:29 PM

Really ? I just assumed it would have been ok especially the amount of seeds I got with my limestone flour from SW !

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:50 PM

Hmmm, as mentioned, best to get seeds from a reliable source ie someone who has actually studied tortoise nutrition - this is a great site to ask such questions http://groups.yahoo....rtoisenutrition The owner is an animal nutritionist, gives advice for free and does not make money from helping animals ;) Seriously, have a look at what is listed in your seed mix and be very very careful if it contains, goose grass (cleavers), borage or sanfoin - all are toxic at some level and borage is actually dangerous to many animals.
http://www.thetortoi...9.asp?catID=450
http://www.thetortoi...9.asp?catID=353
http://www.thetortoi...9.asp?catID=132
Hope this helps ;)




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