The Last Mulberry Leaves

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Today I fed the last fresh mulberry leaves from this year to the sulcatas. Here's Walker, since he was the last one to come out to eat this afternoon to finish them off. KIMG1743.JPG Then he ate collards and mazuri. That's all he wanted because he didn't eat any of the fallen leaves from the trees. KIMG1744.JPG
 

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Today I fed the last fresh mulberry leaves from this year to the sulcatas. Here's Walker, since he was the last one to come out to eat this afternoon to finish them off. View attachment 352115 Then he ate collards and mazuri. That's all he wanted because he didn't eat any of the fallen leaves from the trees. View attachment 352116
Most of the trees in my new found magical mulberry neighborhood have gone yellow now. I might get one or two more cuttings from a couple of the trees, but they are all about done for the season here too.
 

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Yep. All done here in Maryland Len. Not much left growing. Grass still green, but slow growing. The odd dandelion blossom here & there. Banana leaves on the dormant trees keep growing.

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All last longer then mine. My mulberry have been gone for some time now. Well the few that I wasn't able to get too when I stripped them
I still have some dried ones left.
 

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Today I started feeding rehydrated weeds, grasses and leaves that I dried over the summer and fall months. Here's Donald eating weeds, grass and mulberry leaves. KIMG1749.JPG KIMG1755.JPG Winter feeding this way works well for me and is beneficial for the tortoises.
 

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Yep. All done here in Maryland Len. Not much left growing. Grass still green, but slow growing. The odd dandelion blossom here & there. Banana leaves on the dormant trees keep growing.

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KIMG1745.JPG KIMG1746.JPG Here is what mine look like and I won't clean them up until next year early spring. When I first started growing them I did what you are doing until I figured out it wasn't necessary. What is the plant you trimmed back setting in front of the bananas?
 

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Most of the trees in my new found magical mulberry neighborhood have gone yellow now. I might get one or two more cuttings from a couple of the trees, but they are all about done for the season here too.
Do you have any natural growing winter plants that can be a source of food? Surprisedly there are quite a few here for most of the winter months. Not enough for full feedings all winter but a little variety is good.
 

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Do you have any natural growing winter plants that can be a source of food? Surprisedly there are quite a few here for most of the winter months. Not enough for full feedings all winter but a little variety is good.
Oh yes. Winter is our rainy season and all the weeds and wild grasses start growing like mad. They get a lot of mallow, grass, sow thistle, bristly ox tongue, prickly lettuce, plantain and many more like that this time of year. Then, when the weeds are all starting to dry up and die in the spring heat, the mulberry leaves, opuntia and grape vines come back.
 
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