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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:21 am

Do any of you grow your own veg/herbs for the buns?

Last year I grew carrots. Quite successfully too Very Happy

Last Monday I planted 2 big tubs worth, this will hopefully provide us with enough tops to do us through until winter.

On Saturday my mumís neighbour gently dig out several Curley parsley plants. It has run riot in her garden! I have replanted them in the same kind of tubs I have the carrots in. Fingers crossed they survive the move!

And on Sunday I planted lots of flat leaf parsley in plant pots!

Is there anything else you can think of thatís easy to grow? They are a fussy pair tho Rolling Eyes

So I may soon be able to feed Molly and Junior their greens straight from the garden!

I also have a chive plant that was gifted to me last year. When I saw it on 2nd December I thought it was game over! It was an absolute mess. Looked dead to me. But I saw it in the garden 2 weeks ago and it was showing signs of turning green and now it is thriving again! Looks as good as it did at the height of summer last year Very Happy

I realise Molly and Junior canít have the chives but I love them!
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Post by woodwench on Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:48 pm

Mint is good in pots and survives years. Also dandelions if you can get young ones and pot 'em.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:42 pm

Would you believe, my little cherubs do not like dandelion!!!

I know! Rolling Eyes
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Post by woodwench on Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:18 am

Both of them? One must have influenced the other. To have one non-dandy bun is a bit surprising.... to have two is weird.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:09 am

I keep meaning to get some for Holly but it means finding somewhere where they are not exposed to car fumes. She does love mint and carrot tops. I must admit, this is the first time I have heard of bunnies not liking dandy lions.

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Post by iiisecondcreep on Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:29 am

We grow grass and dandelions on the lawn! And in the garden... along with some other currently unidentified potential rabbit snacks...

This is our first year with a garden so we're still working it out, also not sure if half the things popping up in the garden are weeds or plants lol. I'm leaving them on the basis that they might be rabbit friendly - thats my excuse and I'm sticking with it!

The previous owners really should have left a garden handover sheet!
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:08 pm

That is a great idea sweetie and I would do the same if I had a garden. I would have a wild part for such thing to grow and for other wild animals to make their homes in. Haha, I bet many people wish that when they move into somewhere new hunni, what is planted where and what everything is etc. Very Happy

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Post by gemma997 on Tue May 01, 2018 2:40 pm

I have grew carrots, which grew to 2 inches(dont ask)
I grow parsley and mint.
Mint dies down for winter but once gets going will give a good amount. My parsley slows in winter as last few winters were rough takes a while to spout back but once it does can give a fair amount.
They spread rapidly so recommend pots or they will be growing in your neighbours gardens as well.

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed May 02, 2018 10:17 am

I keep meaning to start a little herb garden in pots because I know mine love mint and parsley. I remember the fresh mint we used to have with roast lamb when I was a child, it was gorgeous.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed May 16, 2018 10:02 pm

woodwench wrote:Both of them? †One must have influenced the other. To have one non-dandy bun is a bit surprising.... to have two is weird.
They are definitely weird Laughing

BUT my little human took one in the other day and Junior ate it :wow:
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed May 16, 2018 10:03 pm

jolovesbunnies wrote:I keep meaning to get some for Holly but it means finding somewhere where they are not exposed to car fumes. †She does love mint and carrot tops. †I must admit, this is the first time I have heard of bunnies not liking dandy lions.

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Lots of people grow herbs on their kitchen windowsills Smile I believe basil performs very well this way.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed May 16, 2018 10:05 pm

iiisecondcreep wrote:We grow grass and dandelions on the lawn! And in the garden... along with some other currently unidentified potential rabbit snacks...

This is our first year with a garden so we're still working it out, also not sure if half the things popping up in the garden are weeds or plants lol. I'm leaving them on the basis that they might be rabbit friendly - thats my excuse and I'm sticking with it!

The previous owners really should have left a garden handover sheet!
I cannot identify anything Laughing I couldn't go foraging for them. I'd be useless and then I'd chuck it all in the bin because I'd be too scared I poisoned them Embarassed
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed May 16, 2018 10:07 pm

gemma997 wrote:I have grew carrots, which grew to 2 inches(dont ask)
I grow parsley and mint.
Mint dies down for winter but once gets going will give a good amount. My parsley slows in winter as last few winters were rough takes a while to spout back but once it does can give a fair amount.
They spread rapidly so recommend pots or they will be growing in your neighbours gardens as well.

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I shallow planted my carrots last year because I only wanted the tops haha! But some of them still grew pretty big!

I've heard mint runs riot in the garden so I've avoided it so far.
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Wed May 16, 2018 10:26 pm

There is now loads growing in the garden! Most of it I suspect is not bunny friendly Sad
I bought a bunny foraging book, will need to find it as some of it might be!

I have however not mowed the front lawn at all, the grass is probably 8" tall with lots of bit tasty dandelions Very Happy
My neighbours maybe not amused but I like it! I want to get other wildflowers and keep it as a tiny meadow Very Happy (poppys, cornflowers, other native flowers and I'll leave the dandelions Smile ) and it'll look lovely! We'll put a small fence around so its clearly a feature and not just unkempt Smile
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Post by woodwench on Wed May 16, 2018 10:32 pm

I have cut the top half inch off a carrot root and put it on a saucer of water on the window sill and it sprouts new tops. It can be great in the winter if I can't get into town because of bad weather.
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Post by gemma997 on Wed May 16, 2018 10:41 pm

I have my mint in a large pot, im on my 4th basil plant keep killing them dont know how?!?!?!!?
I have seeded up basil and corriander. Once they get eatablished they are going into one of the old rabbit cages with the parsley so il have a herb garden. I have also seeded up dandilions and they'll go into the other rabbit cage.
With the big rabbit cage im gonna get a wild garden going for the bees. All in rabbit cages so the wire protects them from birds and cats and ao my neighbours dont get annoyed when they start taking over the scheme lol

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Post by woodwench on Thu May 17, 2018 8:45 am

Gemma... I'll bet you have the only cages rabbits WANT to get in!
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu May 17, 2018 9:41 am

I think giving over part of your garden to the wild things is great love, it is so much more natural. Sod the neighbours!! I would have one if I had a garden and I would grow herbs as well. I also adore bumble bees and love to see them buzzing around and being busy. I had one crawl onto my hand a few years ago, it was wonderful. I agree Woodwench sweetie, they do sound super cages don't they?

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Post by gemma997 on Thu May 17, 2018 4:39 pm

I love bees.
There a place called house of the art lover in glasgow and they have a big beautiful garden full of bees, i just love sitting there with the camera and taking pics of them.
Hoping can start doing that in my own garden.

Prob have woodwench, think the grubber known as thundercracker will find away in lol. So the carrots grow morw top doing that. Im gonna try that when i get home.

Thumper was hoping for big carrots for carrot and corriander soup, never got carrots for it and the buns ate the corriander. Might try again next year.

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri May 18, 2018 10:41 am

I would love to visit that place Gemma hunni, I would never want to leave it. Oh, I love carrot and coriander soup. I actually like anything with coriander I think it is a delightful herb.

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Post by gemma997 on Fri May 18, 2018 3:28 pm

It is lovely will try get you some pics hoping to go the week after next.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Fri May 18, 2018 9:41 pm

I never thought of coriander!!! :wow:
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Post by gemma997 on Sat May 19, 2018 6:45 pm

I have oregano seeds as well but keep forgetting to google and see if safe for buns.
My neighbour has gave me chocolate tomato plant and dwarf tomato plant and some carrot seedlings, instant veg plot Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun May 20, 2018 1:22 pm

I love Indian food and coriander is a favourite ingredient, when I used to cook India dishes, I used it more often than not and it has a gorgeous flavour. Oregano is lovely too but he is used more in Italian dishes I think. What are chocolate tomatoes love, I have never heard of them?

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Post by gemma997 on Sun May 20, 2018 3:04 pm

Neither had I jo until my neighbour gave me them. He says they are a sweeter tasting tomato. I'll let you know how it is if I dont kill it Laughing

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