Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme...

Josephine
Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:35 pm


Parsley and cilantro are no-brainers.

What other fresh herbs will your pigs eat? I have a ton of rosemary outside that only the bravest will taste. Most herbs are too pungent? Strong tasting? I have basil and sage in plenty right now, too.

Is it better to offer dried herbs?

Erin8607
Knee Deep

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:36 pm


My pigs love fresh dill.

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lisam

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:44 pm


As far as herbs go, fresh dill is the big winner here. Then fennel, then parsley. No one liked mint or basil.

Josephine
Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:10 pm


Oh, I forgot to mention the mint. I did try that. No go. I will try the dill. Since I don't personally like it in my cooking, I don't grow or buy it.

HollyT
Get on your bike.

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:13 pm


Mine love fresh basil and dill.

Erin8607
Knee Deep

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:13 pm


I like dill on flat bread pizza's.

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Pigglies

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:13 pm


The pigs here like annise. But they don't approve of basil. I don't get herbs a lot since they are pretty expensive though.

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lisam

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:19 pm


Pigglies, are you sure it's anise? My local grocery store sells what they call anise, but it's really fennel.

Here's anise http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/a/anise040.html

and here's fennel http://www.gardenguides.com/herbs/fennel.htm

Charybdis

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:21 pm


We've bought her both, I think -- depends on if you get it at Farmer's Market or the store. It's for the pregnant sows.

My pigs like dill and basil.

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Pigglies

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:44 pm


I've had both. Depends where I go and if I buy it or if Chary buys it.

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Bonnie

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 11:38 pm


I have always wondered why in the heck they call fennel anise at the store?

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Pigglies

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 11:54 pm


If I remember correctly from the food channel, one is the male plant and the other is the female plant.

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Bonnie

Post   » Sat Oct 09, 2004 11:55 pm


Fennel does smell like anise, so you're probably right.

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lisam

Post   » Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:59 am


Well, the Food Chanel must be wrong, because they are completely different plants, with different botanical names. I grow fennel in my garden for my pigs.

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Pigglies

Post   » Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:24 am


Maybe I'm thinking Fennel and Baby Fennel then as being female, male.

It was on the Molto Mario show.

Brandilynn
Who's your Branni?

Post   » Sun Oct 10, 2004 6:57 am


My pigs like Pineapple Sage a LOT.

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newwave_polly

Post   » Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:44 pm


My pigs like pretty much everything that's been mentioned. They love lavender too, and they'll eat nasturtium leaves from the garden.

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Orvis
Power to the Pigs

Post   » Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:26 pm


My pigs love mint - they gobble it up as much as parsley. Also cilantro and basil. That's all I found so far.

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Becky

Post   » Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:37 pm


Mine adore dill. Run from mint. I never tried rosemary, but I'd worry a bit because of them possibly choking on it.

Just a note. Basil is pretty high in calcium and oxalates. Of course, they aren't eating all that much, so it's probably fine.

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totoro33
Supporter in '06

Post   » Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:58 pm


Mine love oregano. Also basil and thyme. They won't touch lemon balm, mexican tarragon, or rosemary.

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