I now live in St Louis and there is a vacuum where the produce section shoud be in every grocers I have been in. About half the time I go in there I am able to get acceptable collards but they are small.
I am trying to grow some of my own but they are slow to come in.
Do you have any suggestions on what I can feed Bob, that is what I can supplament his diet with to fill the void left by nice looking greens? Or what else I can grow to feed him that starts fast (leaves from squash, beans, peas, mellon etc).
My last hope is the tree-hugger organic store about 20 minutes away, trying that tonight.
I went to the tree hugger organic store and found that they wanted 2.99 for a pound of collards. That about through me over the top. Just driving into the parking lot I knew it was a bad place, looked like a mall just before christmas, the store was packed. It nearly got real ugly and I have wanted to beat some local yuppy with my hammer all day. Went about a kilometer away from there to the normal grocers and found real nice greens, but I had to ask the guy working produce to go back and get collards. Walked out with a 6 pack, two things of dandilion, two bunches of collards, a bunch of turnip, pound of green beans, and a large butternut.
This place was the same store as is a mile down the road from my moms condo (still wont say that I live here too loudly) just a different location.
Post by prism_wolf on Jul 10, 2004 20:14:16 GMT -8
In a real pinch...I have offered people this link: www.myiguana.com/whatdoifeedw.html. I have never used this product, but I do know I would if I was left with no other options.
I also know of at least one other personally that feeds her ig this product. Her ig is a healthy adult iguana of about 3 years old who has never eaten every day. She may eat every other day. Because of this poor eating habit her regular diet of appropriate foods has been supplemented with the Rep-Cal.
If you have never heard of David Krughoff, he is one of the leading iguana experts in the community and it was his baby, the Solarmeter 6.2 UVB meter many of us use now, that have enabled the regular old Joe to measure UVB for our herp lighting needs. I trust his research and will keep recommending the Rep-Cal.
Thanks for the idea but I am able to get ok greens now and my garden is starting to mature.
I just wish I could feed Bob my squash leaves. I collected seeds from squash I fed Bob then planted them. These vines are over three feet long with leaves 6 + inches in diameter and growing over two inches a day in length. I am training them up a trellis and it is really cool. Very easy and anyone with a garden should try it.
The squash are bloomin' now, I will start pulling them when I get some fruit growing. Once a fruit starts growing many cucurbita continue to bloom a lot. I wonder if clipping the flowers with a fruit on the vine will put more energy toward the fruit giving larger yields? Even if it does not I will feed the flowers to the little guy.