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7 acres

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Alicante Spain
Tomatoes
« on: March 29, 2010, 11:59:38 am »
Good day to you all,
please can any one please advise me are tomatoes OK for the pigs as we had a local farmer call round last night offering crates of tomatoes each week the one he doesn't sell i think
Thank you

7 Acres

sausagesandcash

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • UK
    • IrishHandcraft
Re: Tomatoes
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 12:18:38 pm »
Like all things, in moderation they're fine. In our experience too many tends to scour the pigs. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth though, What you don't need you can compost.

Wildman

  • Joined Apr 2008
Re: Tomatoes
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 12:39:47 pm »
We feed tomatoes most of the time and by the bucket not just a few in the hand, never done any harm, we do have a lot of pigs not just one?.

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Tomatoes
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 06:07:46 pm »
And with the leftovers make soup - for the family not the pigs

oaklandspigs

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
    • OaklandsPigs
Re: Tomatoes
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 07:28:26 pm »
We have fed tomatoes - no problem, as S&C says in moderation!

Interestingly nature does what is intended, and the tomato seeds pass straight through to end up in their own fertiliser.  Pigs don't eat the plant, so in the height of summer our paddock has sporadic patches of tomato plants growing quite happliy  :)
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sausagesandcash

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • UK
    • IrishHandcraft
Re: Tomatoes
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 08:53:53 pm »
Isn't it amazing what nature can do all by itself.....truly miraculous.....and not a Monsanto executive in sight!!

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Tomatoes
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 07:44:37 am »
Isn't it amazing what nature can do all by itself.....truly miraculous.....and not a Monsanto executive in sight!!

Shhhhhhhh its a secret to be kept from Monsanto

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: Tomatoes
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 08:43:09 am »
Who is Monsanto?

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Tomatoes
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 09:24:12 am »
A GM company I think.

I remember helping at a school trip to the local water treatment works........They were very proud of the amazing tomato plants growing 'naturally' in some of the areas there.

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dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Tomatoes
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2010, 10:42:52 am »
Mine love tomatoes!

 

Green tomatoes?

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