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Herbs lizards love

Coriander, Parsley and chives are a good food for lizards and we grow each of these in the back garden especially as we can eat them too.

I have found that chives are easy to grow from seed and if you keep cutting them regularly they will keep you going all year round.  Coriander and parsley however take a long time from seed in my experience so this year I have bought some potted specimens from the supermarket £1.79 and from our local Range store for a very reasonable 99p.

There are some long thin containers in our yard perfect for a herb garden, filled with organic compost I have planted coriander, parsley and chives in this container and also in some separate smaller containers.  With coriander you need to watch it doesn’t start flowering and go to seed too quickly when the weather gets hot by watering regularly and also cutting as often you can to feed the lizards and this will keep the growth fresh and going throughout the summer.  Parsley will keep growing throughout the year if you look after it during the winter months.

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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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