Author Topic: Can pigs eat tomato plant foliage /stems  (Read 1570 times)

Billy Rhomboid

  • Joined Sep 2010
Can pigs eat tomato plant foliage /stems
« on: September 12, 2010, 06:39:01 pm »
I have read differing opinions on this.

We are cutting down lots of tomato plants at the moment and if the pigs can eat them then so much the better. Some people say they are toxic, others say their pigs eat them with impunity (I will sprinkle a little impunity on top if necessary).

Anyone have any advice on this?

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Can pigs eat tomato plant foliage /stems
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 06:44:18 pm »
NO!
the stems etc are poisonous.
They are in the genus (family) Solanum... like potato and Deadly nightshade - and you wouldnt feed them that!
Little Blue

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Can pigs eat tomato plant foliage /stems
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 06:47:22 pm »
it simple really if you can eat it the pig can.

Billy Rhomboid

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Can pigs eat tomato plant foliage /stems
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 06:56:14 pm »
Okey-dokey. that answers that, then. Thanks.

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Can pigs eat tomato plant foliage /stems
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 07:53:44 am »
People whose pigs eat them with immunity might not keep their pigs long enough to notice the effects which will build up slowly. 

 

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