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    I'm managing to get most forage still from my garden, though there's quite a few goodies still around nearby.
    Enhanced by the recent rain storms!

    Now I'm thinking of pruning geraniums, buddleia, nasturtiums, silverweed, rowan, rose etc there'll be even more
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    I'm WAAAY too scared to try foraging, but if I bought my boys a potted edible, for example a marigold, from a shop, would it be ok for them to eat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by perryandcalloway View Post
    I'm WAAAY too scared to try foraging, but if I bought my boys a potted edible, for example a marigold, from a shop, would it be ok for them to eat?
    I personally wouldn't because I don't know what chemicals such as pesticides might be on a marigold plant. I grew my own pot marigolds this year and I still have a ton now! I am only really happy to buy herbs and strawberry plants from shops that will be eaten by us. I would be interested in everyone's opinions.

    What worries you about foraging?

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    I don;t feel confident enough in identifying stuff, I know the basics but also don;t know what rabbits can and can;t eat! I live next to a national forest, and we have things like raspberry/blackberry, dandelions etc which I know, but when it comes to leaves...... Like I know what oak, sycamore, poplar etc are, but can rabbits eat them? There's an apple tree on the edge of the forest currently dropping like no-one's business, but can they eat this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by perryandcalloway View Post
    I don;t feel confident enough in identifying stuff, I know the basics but also don;t know what rabbits can and can;t eat! I live next to a national forest, and we have things like raspberry/blackberry, dandelions etc which I know, but when it comes to leaves...... Like I know what oak, sycamore, poplar etc are, but can rabbits eat them? There's an apple tree on the edge of the forest currently dropping like no-one's business, but can they eat this?
    The apple tree definitely yes! And very nommy too. I collect leafs and branches and they are a favourite.

    I stick to easy forage such as:
    Hazel, Willow, Hawthorn, Yarrow and Plantain.

    You could always grab a load of stuff, upload it here and everyone can help you.

    I am a massive worrier but once you know a plant it's really fun and addictive. Especially when the buns go MAD for it ☺



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    Quote Originally Posted by perryandcalloway View Post
    I don;t feel confident enough in identifying stuff, I know the basics but also don;t know what rabbits can and can;t eat! I live next to a national forest, and we have things like raspberry/blackberry, dandelions etc which I know, but when it comes to leaves...... Like I know what oak, sycamore, poplar etc are, but can rabbits eat them? There's an apple tree on the edge of the forest currently dropping like no-one's business, but can they eat this?

    Can you buddy up with someone and have a go together?

    Brambles are great

    They can also eat apple leaves and twigs - they usually eat the whole branch, bark and all!

    I do agree though, you need a fair bit of confidence.
    I use Twigs' Book "Foraging for Rabbits" then double check my collection with photos from the Internet.
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    I think Hawthorn is a good one to start with

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