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Discussion in 'What's Cooking? - Not Poison!' started by Emma Jean, Apr 29, 2007.

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  1. Emma Jean

    Emma Jean (Small Crab)

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    Does anyone know of a good edible flower list? I just bought a bunch of seeds but the only website that I've come across so far is the
    http://www.epicureanhermit.com/ which is a good site but I need to know if you can use other varieties then the ones they have on there. Such as, I bought 3 different types of sunflowers but they aren't the specific type that are on the list. Any ideas?
     
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    I forgot to say, please don't do any extra research, I can do that. I was mostly just wondering if someone had something on hand.
     
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    Try dandelion
     
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    Keries food list isn't complete. They might not be listed on there due to no ones ever tried those kind. You can do a feeding trial of them, but I'm pretty sure they are safe. I've fed mine different sunflower seeds(black, natural and brown) and they had to come from different plants.
     
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    I forgot to add, to see if a plant is toxic do a search like this.

    sunflower + toxic (or any other word)
     
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    ok thanks I'll do that and I have tried dandelions but they just let them die and I never saw them over by them so I don't think they like them very much but I want to try them since I found out that when they're young they taste like honey and when they are older they taste bitter. Besides curiosity killed the cat not the person, right?
     
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    Oh. Oh well just trying to help.
     
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    Oh, I know and thank you for that I really appreciate it. My hermies are just very picky and at times drive me crazy because I thought they are supposed to be scavengers. Thanks again though for the ideas though I'll try anything people suggest. The only thing I know they really like is honey.
     
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    I've fed lilacs and bluebells before with no ill effects. I'm not sure if those are on the list. I know I know I mentioned it to Kerie, but she's been overly busy.
     
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    Well we have lilacs in the back yard and I hope they bloom before I go home. I'll buy some blue bell seeds also, thanks for the info.
     
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    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    :p lilacs are on the list!my hermies love em!!!!!!!!
     
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    I know there are bushes that look like lilacs but don't know what the name of the bush is. That kind of scares me since I don't know if they would be ok. The only reason I know about them is because we have something like that in our front yard but no one can remember the name. Has anyone heard of a bush like this or am I just imaging things? It is finals week so who knows.
     
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    I still think you should try dandelion
     
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    Lilacs are bushes...? Are you possibly thinking of the tree "Wisteria" ??
     
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    I asked my parents what the bush was and they said it is a butterfly bush so I don't know if I want to try playing with different flower types right now but maybe if its not on one of the lists I'll try it later.
     
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