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RE: Plants for my Russians?

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Posted by: VICtort at Sun Aug 28 15:21:20 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by VICtort ]  
   

Growing plant IN the enclosure is difficult, if they are desireable they will be eaten, dug up, trampled, pooped upon etc. I would grow a bunch of container plants and you can rotate in the plant filled container on a frquent basis. I would grow in well drained trays Clovers,(it grow thicker with grazing, makes a nice "carpet" of leafs.), turnip greens, Sedums, pansies, aloes, etc. Tortoise like variety, and this will give them something to hope for. Don't let the overgraze, but do let them "prune" it for you, then rotate in another etc. etc. Be wary of nursery stock, as it may have been exposed to pesticides , unknown to your retailer, Also beware of white perlite in the soil mix, the tortoise may ingest it. Tortoises may be the motivation to make you a better gardner! You might grow a few Opuntia cactus in pots, providing the fresh leaves each Spring and cactus fruit in the Fall.


   

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