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Old October 29th 04, 10:12 PM
melissa
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has anyone ever tried nasturtiums (not sure on spelling) in the pond. i
found some growing in a half barrel filled with water. and wondered if
they are poisonous to fish. i think that some people eat these as salad
greens.
thanks for any and all answers!
melissa

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Old October 30th 04, 08:21 AM
KenCo
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melissa wrote:
has anyone ever tried nasturtiums (not sure on spelling) in the pond. i
found some growing in a half barrel filled with water. and wondered if
they are poisonous to fish. i think that some people eat these as salad
greens.
thanks for any and all answers!
melissa


they give off a natural odor? or scent? that makes
the plant an insect repellant in gardens so I dont
think they would be safe for a pond.





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Old October 30th 04, 10:42 AM
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Well, for starters... the half-barrel that you found them in was
probably only temporarily flooded with rainwater. Nasturtiums DO NOT
like to have consistently wet feet, they tend to rot if this is the
case. As for whether or not they are safe for fish to eat? I'm not a
scientist or nutritionist, but I've eaten them myself in salads, and
as far as I know, they are safe for most mammals.... maybe do a google
web search on this question.
 




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