Here’s the current list of marigold uses: 1. Weird, I know, but they won’t. Does anyone know if goats can eat marigolds? Can’t wait to try them in some recipes. Children can also be poisoned by eating berries, but symptoms differ to those of livestock. I had a good book on edibles once but I can’t lay my hand on it. (I’m not intending on feeding them marigolds but they’ll like to go exploring and taste everything.) Grace Thomas–Thank you. I receive on an average, two to three emails a week asking what type of plants can be planted that goats will not eat. Appears the young earwigs are eating , while mother is still nursing more in a near by nest. Good Morning. I'd eat 'em (also a great deterent). i will plant more marigolds. When I’ve had a garden, I’ve planted them pretty liberally amongst all the plants to help ward off bugs. I tried growing it years ago with no success (too hot, I think). You can add just the petals but I have also heard of people seeping the petals and using the water. 2. If you plant the seeds *very* early in the spring – earlier than you think remotely reasonable – they’ll establish well before the drouth of summer hits! I have some marigolds in the plan for next year for a little companion planting. The English ones also make a good cleansing wash/poultice for wounds. Your goats will waste grains if it is not in an easily accessible dish. 4 answers Mary M Braunlich. Use calendula powder tea to reduce fever and help eliminate colds. Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation. Check the photos below for some of the more common poisonous plants. Contrary to popular belief, goats are very fussy about what they eat, and will not eat anything which has been on the floor or soiled. Goats are easy prey for predators. But these marigolds were huge, fluffy, and had a very powerful smell. This handful of dried oregano, sage, dill, marjoram, basil, and marigold petals is one serious health booster for hens. Once you have received the verification code, you will be able to choose a new password for your account. Can goats eat oranges? I use them in salads from time to time, but I really want to try them in baked goods now. Raisins and corn chips, just a few, or a slice of bread, make nice “treats” for goats but don’t overdo them. Some examples of animals that eat marigolds are birds, slugs, grasshoppers, and squirrels. Cows eat the inferior hay that goats won’t eat. Sign up for my monthly newsletter!Get all the latest news along with practical tips and expert advice. I didn’t believe it, thought it was an old wives tale, until I got desperate at the bunnies feasting on my lettuce and cabbage. Wilt diseases don't literally eat marigolds but they can cause poor growth and even death. Deep-Fried Marigolds–Oh yeah I DID! The Tagetes marigolds are used in Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican culture, are often used as companion plants for nightshades and do have some food-related uses, including bug repellent, but I wouldn’t eat them, and there is no known benefit to the chickens if they do either. Goats tend to get along with most other animals. I was just reading over your uses for marigolds (calendula) and I wanted to make another suggestion. Achillea millefolium – Yarrow. They are also known as the poor man’s saffron. I may give it another go this spring. No matter how diligent, no one can find every stinkin' thing a goat might decide to try to swallow. I remember something about eating cattail roots that sounded interesting. I wasn’t kidding and have been giving that plant a workout. Before I go and give the goats some lol, I was reading somewhere today about good food for goats etc and it had that Marigolds are good for them. They do contain pyrethrum (a natural insecticide) - so you might want to limit the amount the goats get. They are not grazers and do prefer variety. Can goats eat marigolds? Unfortunately, I'm sure it won't be my last. I like the idea of planting them among your berries, too. Here’s a WEB page for edible flowers: Does anyone know if goats can eat marigolds? Grain Feeder. I also read: Allow tea to steep for about eight minutes. share | improve this answer | follow | answered Jul 14 '12 at 21:21. Salad–I add several sprigs of the leaves and the flower petals from a couple of blooms to liven up mixed green salads. It is a good heart medicine. The dried petals can be added to your homemade soap recipes to help soften the skin. Spinnerin–I would love to grow calendula. You can make a paste from the petals and use it for diaper rash. I am interested in the insect spray and using it as a cleaning agent. From fresh or dried flower heads? figured better to be safe than sorry. (No info on lactating.). Given that goats will, on occasion, eat things as diverse as cardboard, newspaper, clothing and cat food, nothing you can spray on your plants is going to dissuade them. Forgot about it, and found it about 2 years later. Thanks Click to expand... My chickens love the leaves but wont eat the flowers, whether they are fresh or dried. here….have a good w/e. I especially like adding to salads and deep frying ideas. Mint - Mint will decrease milk flow and would be good for ewes when weaning lambs. i am really interested with marigolds for my thesis in food science..upon reading your comments about its uses and applications..i think im gonna pursue it! Good luck, and thanks for the useful notes about Tagetes. I have heard of marigold tea, but was warned not to use it during pregnancy as it has been known to induce labor (not a good thing at 20 weeks, but perhaps good at 41 weeks ). Before I go and give the goats some lol, I was reading somewhere today about good food for goats etc and it had that Marigolds are good for them. Baked in a Pie–I’m tossing petals into savory pies (spinach, zucchini). Species affected by lantana poisoning include cattle, sheep, goats, guinea pigs and rabbits. I lost a good milking doe to a tarp -- a plastic tarp, not canvas. I’ve seen it added to soap or other toiletry items. Then pour enough sunflower seeds on top to hide the water. December 2nd, 2020 by & filed under Uncategorized. I get your feed brought into my Livejournal Friendslist – I’ve really enjoyed reading it so much. Bring water to a boil in a tea kettle, remove from heat and add powder. Though goats will eat grass, if you are considering getting goats to be lawnmowers, you are going to be sorely disappointed, because they will eat your trees and roses before they will work on the lawn. 7. So does anyone have a list or more knowledge then me on this? We purposely grow turnips, leafy greens, squash, and corn for our pigs. We as the goat owners are an influencing factor in the equation. People can eat marigold flowers - and I think you can make tea from the leaves - so they are probably OK for goats. I will remember next year. Goats do have a very wide range of plants and trees which are palatable to them. Suddenly the statement that goats will eat anything becomes pretty difficult to dispute. i have some which are dying off and have very little flowerheads on them so was wondering BUT then thought of the old saying "When in doubt DON'T" Ha ha so want to know are they SAFE for them and are they indeed good for them. Well, no. Dietary Preferences All animals have dietary preferences so that one species, say goats, may eat a variety of plants and shrubs that other species (cattle, sheep) may avoid or include in their diet in a greater or lesser amount. The Tagetes hybrids or Calendula members are generally the cultivars used for growing edible marigold flowers. As they are experts at overturning food bowls, tossing hay onto the ground and soiling food/water, they can be very wasteful. Next post: From Ideas to Submission–How I Write, http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowers.htm, Yummy Giveaway + Organic Black Tea & Lemon Jelly Recipe, Practically Green: Putting up Summer Produce No Sweat, 3 Things Before You Mix Baking Soda and Vinegar, 10 Things You Should Know Before Making Homemade Laundry Detergent, 10 Things About Homemade Dishwasher Detergent, LHITS Knit Dishcloth Pattern: Blackberries, LHITS Knitted Dishcloth Patterns: Ramen Noodle, Pure Olive Oil Soap Recipe (Castile Soap). I think they make a pretty table centerpiece on the kitchen table or for an outdoor party. Marigolds are safe for goats and humans too, if you fancy them. But the man from Snowy River had a special set of reins, and he mounted up and proved the word was wrong. All of my flower beds have little fences around them so it isn't like my ducks are going to be able to eat all of the plants but anything that grows over the fences is fair game. Goats will do fine eating your compost, for the most part. Please help. French? This is where the problems can come, for they will show interest in most vegetation and the … Enjoyed reading all the tips. English (calendula – those look like calendula)? It’s nice to have it all out there, though; thanks for replying. You can harvest marigolds as a cut flower. This entry convinces me to grow Marigolds next year Yew is a beautiful coniferous small, green-needled tree that is popular in landscaping and is an American native. Oh great post! We will be testing your recipes shortly. on Apr 22, 2017. Hmmm… not sure I want to EAT something that’s also used as fly spray! Drink eight ounces daily, sweetened as desired. Of note, if anyone is looking for calendulas, seed savers has a fantastic mixed pack that gives you tons of different ones – my husband and I are big fans! Not sure what to do. So 3 years ago, I tried it. There is also an extremely wide range of plants and trees which are poisonous if eaten. Although humans do not react severely to marigolds, the flower's poison can have a much more detrimental effect on dogs and cats. I was intent on planting veggies this summer, that I totally skipped the flower planting. It imparts the yellow color but not the flavor. By the way, all of these flowers can also be eaten by humans (if the bunnies will share). » will chickens eat marigolds. You don't need electric fences that high. It’s known as a culinary (flavoring and coloring) agent, especially in Asia and Africa, and its dried and powdered petals are said to be preferred over calendula in the Republic of Georgia. Add about a tablespoon of calendula powder to a half cup of water. Marigold Pound Cake–I stirred the petals and a few chopped leaves into cake batter. This buck is not the first goat I have lost due to "goats eating tin cans." If your pup ingests marigolds, vomiting is likely to occur. It was strapped to a metal carport frame to provide shade to the doe pen. I wonder if I dried petals and added them into the winter chicken feed if it would help with the yolk coloring… Oh, and I do believe that dried calendula petals are one of the few soap additives that actually retain their appearance when added when making soap. Helpful. 5. I purposely picked one that said it was edible as well…can’t way to try some of these out. Wouldn't really know. Chicken Snack–I read that feeding a moderate amount of flowers and leaves of marigold to your hens makes their egg yolks an even brighter, deeper orange. I mentioned a while back that I was determined to get the most out of my marigolds–a huge mound of them occupying space I coveted for cold weather goodies like cabbage and broccoli. From my research, goats are finnicky eaters and probably instinctively know what to eat, how much to eat, and when not to eat it. You can feed your pigs pretty much anything that you grow, and the list of things you can’t feed your pigs is shockingly short. Electric fences work also. …right? How to Grow Marigolds to Eat. Why do goats chew on nothing? (especially pines, cedars and maples, to name a few). Wish I had time to comment more. A dainty dish to set before anybody. Use calendula powder to soothe skin irritations. Marian Clifton–Never heard of that, interesting. (I have read…I wouldn’t know what saffron tastes like ’cause I’m a poor man!). This combination is a great way to reduce feed costs, there is little to no waste. In our large coop garden, we try to grow herbs and flowers that are medicinal as well as pretty or edible. Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) Room No. I made a loose batter of flour, water, salt and pepper, dipped and fried those puppies up! I’m glad to know that tagetes is used for what you said as well – I sit corrected! 607 1 1 gold badge 5 5 silver badges 12 12 bronze badges. Goats are browsers that will eat just about anything including the shirt off your back. Not a nibble ONE on my veggies! Stir with your hand until water turns greenish-yellow. 2. Wrap about an ounce of calendula powder in cheese cloth. Further research is needed to determine the long term effects of lantana on goats and camels. And they love it. They really like bark and will strip the bark off trees. More of a novelty than a flavoring, but sort of fun. http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowers.htm. An infusion of dried marigold petals is great for cleaning and treating small cuts and other skin abrasions and relieving sunburn. Made some wine once out of marigolds, when I was about 16. Handful–Great information! Do not soak unclosed flesh wounds or wounds with stitches in them. Marigold Tea–Ivory covered this one way back when. Learn what types of plants to look out for so you can keep your goats away from these areas of your farm or yard. to eat it through lack of adequate food. Yum! Mustard - Mustard is a good natural dewormer Your Nigerian dwarf or pygmy goats will eat poisonous weeds or plants and it is important to check your lot or pasture before placing them out to graze. This is because goats eat most of the plants that cows won’t. Soak for no more than a half an hour at a time. Sunshine in a cup! Delicious. Goats are browsers. Mr. Bill–I’m glad you enjoyed them. 4. Mulberry - Mulberry leaves and fruit are a good treatment for worms. Mostly what I do with marigolds is carry around the seeds I collected several years ago planning to plant them this year I mean it…. Marigolds readily reseed, so once you get them established in your garden, allow several plants to go to seed. I work at an organic rose/herb/veggie/native plant nursery, and, actually, I’m not sure how wise it is to feed chickens, goats, or humans the marigolds in your pictures, which appear to be French or African marigolds, in the genus Tagetes. Well sheep and cows luuurrrve them and they are all still alive so I doubt goats would turn up their toes. What Can Pigs Eat that you Can Grow in your Garden? Use this to rinse your face after washing to help eliminate acne and improve your complexion in general. Marigold Insect Spray for leaf-cutters–I heard from my best friend in Pennsylvania that she has used a commercial version as a fly spray for horses, too. They even climbed up my snow pea tripods. 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