Are these "safe" plants?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by WhySayWhat, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. WhySayWhat

    WhySayWhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the list somewhere...I think I bought safe plant seeds to start this Spring, but I just want to double check!

    Flowers:
    Hollyhock - Chater's Double
    Sweet Peas - Royal Mix
    Calendula - Mixed Colors (Bedding type)
    Alyssum - Carpet of Snow
    Sunflower - Mammoth (Pretty sure this is a safe one, lol)
    Marigold - Dwarf French Mix
    Veggies:
    Squash - Yellow Crookneck
    Lima Beans - Henderson's Bush
    Herbs:
    Chives
    Dill - Long Island Mammoth

    The Alyssum and Hollyhock are the ones I'm not too sure about, the rest are all edible by humans at least.
     
  2. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby Out Of The Brooder

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  3. WhySayWhat

    WhySayWhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if I can't find it on there, I'm okay right? [​IMG]
     
  4. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just be careful that they don't eat too much of your chives. It might make your eggs taste a bit funky.
     
  5. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    You should be fine [​IMG]
     
  6. WhySayWhat

    WhySayWhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I went through that post...it says Chives, Lima Beans, and Sweet Peas are all toxic! I guess I'll have to figure out a spot to grow them where the birds can't get at them, I'm not complaining too much, it's only $0.30 if I decide not to chance it and just return them to the store for more "chicken friendly" plants. I was hoping I could share my love of Lima's with someone other than the dog, lol.

    Back to the store tomorrow to exchange these...I wonder if I can condense that list into something I can take with me...
     
  7. WhySayWhat

    WhySayWhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually do the majority of my gardening in containers...easier than trying to figure out where the electricity is underground! My herbs will most definitely be in containers, keeps them easy to get to for cooking. [​IMG]
     

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