Wilber and Grady

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daisymay
Supporter 2016-2021

Post   » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:52 am


They have grown so much! They are big boys now! On a side note, send my girls some grass as coming into Winter there is not much around and what we do get frost shrivels it. Great looking young boars!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:07 am


They are actually still pretty small next to the adults, but you are right about them growing so much. They are really coming along.

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ItsaZoo
Supporter in 2020

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:26 pm


Talk about lush grass for those piggies! Ours is just getting started, and I do have some rye grass planted indoors but after the first cutting, it isn't growing back as quickly.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon May 03, 2021 8:58 pm


Last month I got 4 trays of wheat grass. I cut it almost down to the roots and split it between the piggies. I thought that rather than leave it in the plastic trays, I'd experiment with it and I planted it in the garden. I didn't expect much, but I was pleasantly surprised that it has really taken off. It's not getting overly tall, but it is twice as thick as it was when I got it. I'm anxious to see how long it lasts.

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ItsaZoo
Supporter in 2020

Post   » Mon May 03, 2021 11:45 pm


Maybe that's what my rye grass needs, repotting for more root space. Or I could just plant it in the yard, there are plenty of bare spots I could fill!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue May 04, 2021 1:00 am


Could be. The wheat grass is planted in a spongy material when you get the trays from the store and there are lots of roots that grow through the sponge and even get through the drain holes in the plastic tray. More than enough to get into the rich soil I have in the elevated garden I built. Certainly explains why my wheat grass took off and could mean your rye grass would do the same.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu May 06, 2021 8:09 pm


The wheat grass got tall enough to harvest the second cut; first cut since planting it in the garden. Man, was it thick. It actually doubled in thickness from when I transplanted it. There was plenty to go around. All 7 guinea pigs got a rather sizeable handful. It'll be interesting to see how it grows back.

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