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Alicia Kost
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Username: aannk

Post Number: 695
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 4, 2007 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I bought some Cat Grass (Avena Sativa) seeds on a whim and planted them a few weeks ago. They all came up and are huge! I don't even have a cat. Would this be safe to feed my horses?
Alicia
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jos
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Username: paardex

Post Number: 229
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 4, 2007 - 10:46 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Perhaps they will start chasing mice!
Avena Sativa is the latin name for Oats as far as I know so apart from making your horses perhaps overly enthusiastic I think they will be allright
Jos
PS A few years ago stables in Holland near the big cities with no acces to grass experimented with growing oats and barly green in big flat boxes like miniature greenhouses. It was to expensive and took to much labor but as far as I know the horses were happy with the product.
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Alicia Kost
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Post Number: 696
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Posted on Wednesday, Apr 4, 2007 - 11:02 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I just don't want to waste it, and wanted to be sure before feeding it to my babies,
Thanks!
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Lee
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Username: paul303

Post Number: 847
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, Apr 5, 2007 - 1:58 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ummm...Alicia? Do you buy stuff like that often? Or was it on sale...you know, "too good a buy to pass up"?
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Alicia Kost
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Post Number: 697
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Posted on Thursday, Apr 5, 2007 - 9:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I enjoy trying new species of plants. I particularly have good luck with the company that made these seeds, so I just bought them and planted them. I do this often. Seed packets are only a buck a pack, so I have fun at little expense.
Alicia
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Angie J.
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Username: ajudson1

Post Number: 1127
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Thursday, Apr 5, 2007 - 6:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Just be careful what you plant on a whim. Years ago I planted Achillea, think that's it, on the west side of our garage as it was noted for growing in hot, dry places. I am still trying to get it out of the west pasture.
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Alicia Kost
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Post Number: 698
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Posted on Friday, Apr 6, 2007 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Whoa, I planted this in a pot indoors!! I research EVERYTHING I plant outside. I even kill non native bird species who threaten my bluebirds. In my garden, I have 95 percent native species.
Alicia
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