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Someone near North Austin interested in Hedge Parsley for their rabbits?  RSS feed

 
Casie Becker
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When we had a rabbit it adored this medium sized white wild flower. Fresh, dried, even the small burrs that it forms as seed pods. If we still had a rabbit I would be harvesting it right now to supplement her diet. As it is, I have a dense stand that is just now starting to go to seed. Those small burrs drive us crazy when the get stuck in our socks and shoelaces. If I cut a couple of trash bags full would anyone in this area be interested in having it for their rabbits? I'm not inclined to use it for chop and drop because it comes back so strongly from seed each year. It's nearly a monocrop in many areas of the yard.
 
Tyler Ludens
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Beware, this is an aggressive plant! But it is good for beneficial small pollinators.

 
Casie Becker
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That's actually a better warning than the one I was hinting at when I talked about it's aggressive self seeding. I'd just feel better feeding it (seeds and all) to a rabbit rather than throwing good organic matter in the trash. If I don't get any takers I'll probably just let it go to seed and continue to pull any that's in the way. I'd still be living with those burrs, though.
 
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