Archive for May, 2009

Vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs lizards can eat

I never really published a list of the foods our vegetarian lizards eat, so here it is:

  • Dandelions – leaves and flowers
  • Hibiscus greens and flowers
  • Collard greens
  • mustard greens
  • nasturtium greens and flowers
  • green onions
  • escarole
  • turnip tops
  • carrot tops
  • parsley,
  • leeks
  • green beans
  • yellow wax beans
  • courgette (zucchini)
  • spouts: Alfalfa, mustard, cress, clover
  • peas
  • okra
  • carrot
  • celery
  • capsicum (bell peppers)
  • squash

Fruit with all inedible seeds removed

  • Blackberries,
  • mango
  • papaya
  • kiwi
  • peach
  • melon
  • blueberries
  • apple
  • pear
  • banana
  • apricot
  • cherries
  • grapes
  • figs
  • plum
  • strawberries

The following can only be fed once a week due to high oxalates and phytates- prevent calcium from being used by the body

  1. Spinach
  2. Chinese cabbage
  3. bok choy
  4. kale

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Hibiscus are now growing well

I showed you a picture of the hibiscus I pruned back earlier this year, it’s now growing well.  The black tube is to water right down into the root ball as this soaks up the water better.

It won’t be long before it starts flowering now.

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Catching up in the garden

It’s been over a month since I last had time to blog, the nasturtiums I pictured a while ago have grown a lot as you can see. I have tried a new variety this year called nasturtium peregrinum which originates from Peru, the seedlings were only small in April but look at them now.  These will creep and become a mass of green leaves and small yellow flower the iguana and uromastyx can eat.

I also planted tall and empress varieties of  nasturtiums.

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