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RampantRabbits
25-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Im struggling to get hold of it now, and im running really low.

Skyes very fussy with her veg, she will only eat herbs, kale, carrot and fruit so ive been foraging and drying foods to give her more variety (obviously i cant always feed her carrot, cale and fruit), but now im running low.

Is there any other way i get get hold of it, the bags that burns/excel sell just arent big enough.

paulinejoe
25-08-2011, 04:20 PM
You can buy seeds from the hay experts https://www.thehayexperts.co.uk/Natural+Treats+%252526+Herbs.7/Plantain+Seeds.358.html

I don't know what time of year you sow and harvest but as a long term solution it might be a good one to grow your own?

RampantRabbits
25-08-2011, 04:26 PM
You can buy seeds from the hay experts https://www.thehayexperts.co.uk/Natural+Treats+%252526+Herbs.7/Plantain+Seeds.358.html

I don't know what time of year you sow and harvest but as a long term solution it might be a good one to grow your own?

My parents dont want me to grow dandelions or plantain because they will end up growing all over her garden.

H Maughan
25-08-2011, 04:29 PM
Do you usually forage for it? I find tonnes of the stuff on walkways etc. You can also feed the broadleaf variety that looks like this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantago_major

Helen xx

H Maughan
25-08-2011, 04:31 PM
My parents dont want me to grow dandelions or plantain because they will end up growing all over her garden.

Plus it takes an age to grow or sometimes it won't grow in pots :roll:. I tried for my tortoises. I'd rather go pick it wild over growing it myself.

Helen xx

Fluffers
25-08-2011, 04:50 PM
Look for places near water i.e. canal tow paths, footpaths along side reservoirs or lakes, wood land area. Plantain always seems to grow best there :wave:

RampantRabbits
25-08-2011, 05:06 PM
Do you usually forage for it? I find tonnes of the stuff on walkways etc. You can also feed the broadleaf variety that looks like this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantago_major

Helen xx

Yeah, I usually go and pick it with xxranxx in the woods where we go riding, i cant pick enough of it in the local woods. Not sure why :?

Pie
25-08-2011, 05:08 PM
Burns do dried plantain. It's great. :)

http://shop.burnspet.com/Products/83

Lucy1666
25-08-2011, 05:15 PM
pickey skye :lol:

thumps_
25-08-2011, 05:37 PM
You won't get much in woods - a grassy lane/bridleway, & as said before canal towpaths, farm gateways are good places. They're easy to see just now, especially on horse back, with the "rat's tail" seed heads.

They like shortish grass, good sunlight for part of the day, & plenty of moisture. We have some single track lanes leading to a couple of farms. I get some of them from the verges cos I need so much :oops:.

RampantRabbits
25-08-2011, 05:52 PM
You won't get much in woods - a grassy lane/bridleway, & as said before canal towpaths, farm gateways are good places. They're easy to see just now, especially on horse back, with the "rat's tail" seed heads.

They like shortish grass, good sunlight for part of the day, & plenty of moisture. We have some single track lanes leading to a couple of farms. I get some of them from the verges cos I need so much :oops:.

There are a few ponds along the edge of the woods where we ride, which is where i usually go, but i have to drive there and i cant go very often.

Its really difficult to find even enough to last a few days where i live. :roll:

luvabun
25-08-2011, 07:39 PM
Have you a graveyard nearby - I find that the best source of plantain for me :wave:

Lucy1666
25-08-2011, 08:39 PM
Have you a graveyard nearby - I find that the best source of plantain for me :wave:

lovely plesent place to go :lol:

luvabun
25-08-2011, 08:45 PM
lovely plesent place to go :lol::D Definitely.... no loose dogs allowed to foul the plantain. Top place :wave:

luvabun
25-08-2011, 08:50 PM
http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/small_pets/snacks_supplements/natural_plant_snacks/jr_farm/13320

ribwort is plantain. My buns love all of these and I bulk buy to save on postage