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Artichoke????

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Mary from Kansas, Aug 30, 2016.

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  1. Mary from Kansas

    Mary from Kansas Member

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    Has/does anyone feed artichokes?
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    Yeah, been studying the tortoise table and other sources. Finally tried it, Geronimo wasn't that big a fan, lol. Trying different things for variety. He did eat enough for me to go ahead and next summer grow a few.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    I have about 8 or so artichoke plants I grow the artichoke for myself and I trim the leaves from the plant and feed to my tortoises it's a thistle after all
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    Pretty expensive tortoise food, but whatever for our precious shelled friends, right?
    You might see if you local specialty produce suppliers have cardoons; it's a leafy artichoke relative that is much cheaper per unit of weight.
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    If you grow tye plant, it makes a giant 4ft plant that has lots of leaves that are free, and my tortoises all love them!
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I asked my friend Google to show me pictures of "Tye" plant and he changed it to "the" plant. What is a Tye plant?
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    Oh, you meant to actually grown the artichoke plant. Sorry.
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    Grow the cardoon plant. Less spikey.
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