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    Default Feeding weeds to fish


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    Ok, kind of a weird concept, but here goes.

    I've recently discovered I have purslane growing in my backyard lawn. I thought it looked kinda pretty and moved it to a planter and had it ID'd. It turns out it's actually a vegetable, although most consider it a weed.
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    The crazy thing is it's not just a vegetable.
    It's super high in nutrition.
    https://www.nutrition-and-you.com/purslane.html
    Like crazy good for you. Check it out!

    I haven't tried it yet, but it's used in salads and soups, even in smoothies. If it's that good for you, I'll choke it down if I have to.

    Here comes my random thoughts:
    Of course, I'm thinking about if my fish can benefit from it.

    Looks like it's been done!
    https://www.backyardaquaponics.com/f...hp?f=26&t=5155


    Then I got caught down the worm hole and learned that white clover leaves are really good for fish and animals. One guy mentioned that his fish (I am assuming goldfish or koi) readily ate up the leaves on their own. This interested me because I've started planting it with my grass. It's higher in nutrition growing on it's own though, I'm guessing since grass robs a bit of them. Just goes to show how good clover is for the grass too!

    The other thing I like to do is to dry and grind up excess giant duckweed and add it to gel foods.

    Any nutritious weeds you know of?
    Last edited by angelcraze2; 07-15-2019 at 12:41 AM.
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