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Old 05-12-2013, 02:04 AM   #16
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Stinging nettle simmer for 10-15min,freeze,feed.Kale simmer for 15-20 min,freeze,feed.Pea simmer for 2-3min ,cool down,feed,remove from the tank after 45min to 1h.Spinach simmer 5-10 min,freeze,feed.Mulberry leaf simmer for 15-20 min,freeze,feed.

Popcorn -make big portion sit upfront of the tank and enjoy the shrimps. (-:
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Stinging nettle simmer for 10-15min,freeze,feed.Kale simmer for 15-20 min,freeze,feed.Pea simmer for 2-3min ,cool down,feed,remove from the tank after 45min to 1h.Spinach simmer 5-10 min,freeze,feed.Mulberry leaf simmer for 15-20 min,freeze,feed.

Popcorn -make big portion sit upfront of the tank and enjoy the shrimps. (-:
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:26 AM   #18
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I boil my stinging nettle for 3 minutes, freeze, then feed. It's gone within 2 hours. 10-15 minutes and you might be depleting nutrients out of it IMO but at a simmer might wind up the same difference. I do baby Kale, spinach and Mulberry leaves the exact same way. Normal kale I boil for 5 minutes. The tougher/denser the leaf the longer I boil, I always freeze afterwards for future feedings.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:30 AM   #19
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You are right for boiling time and age of the leaves. My time is longer because I'm buying greens from Whole food store and all the leaves are huge and very hard.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:41 AM   #20
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I get mine off of our farm (Well the nettle and mulberry) so the leaves are more tender this time of year. In the fall I was boiling more like 5 minutes on the nettle. I go more on case by case basis these days for exactly what you say. More tender leaves, less time. Thicker or tougher leaves more time to help the breakdown. I need to start using my nettle 'tea' though. Apparently you can use that stuff for all kinds of crap, skin ailments, hair rinses, etc. I have not used dandelions though and certainly have plenty. Also have tons of wild raspberries so need to start trying those leaves as well.
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I have a book writen in 1773 from Italian doctor he puts nettle in the first 5 most important herbs for human health.Dandelion is N: 27 I think.
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I have a book writen in 1773 from Italian doctor he puts nettle in the first 5 most important herbs for human health.Dandelion is N: 27 I think.

Back when I was looking it up for shrimp I came across all kinds of articles about it for humans! Crazy stuff nettle can be used for. Still don't know how people can eat it though, it's pungent enough when I boil it I couldn't imagine munching on it. blech.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #23
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I think if I were to eat dandelion roots, it may suppress my appetite, too. LOL
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #24
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There's a database of edible weeds.
http://www.pfaf.org/user/plantsearch.aspx
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Stinging nettle simmer for 10-15min,freeze,feed.Kale simmer for 15-20 min,freeze,feed.Pea simmer for 2-3min ,cool down,feed,remove from the tank after 45min to 1h.Spinach simmer 5-10 min,freeze,feed.Mulberry leaf simmer for 15-20 min,freeze,feed.

Popcorn -make big portion sit upfront of the tank and enjoy the shrimps. (-:
Plamen....you should start a shrimp cooking show!...ha...I'm going to have to try dandelions....I'm pulling them every week from my yard anyways...
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I think if I were to eat dandelion roots, it may suppress my appetite, too. LOL
I've had dandelion root tea....worst thing EVAR. Taste like dirt...tainted with something. It's awful
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:27 PM   #27
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Wonder where Lambsquarter comes in on the list? I use it all the time in smoothies. Even though it's a "weed", I let it grow in my raised beds every year and eat the leaves. Good stuff.
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I used to feed the dandelion leaves to my turtles as they are very nutritious. As others have commented, make sure you know they haven't ever been sprayed with pesticide, herbicide, or any other type of fertilizer or treatment that could be harmful. The leaves of the plant look very similar to greens you buy at the store in a "spring mix". My turtle loved them.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:05 AM   #29
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Over here in the uk we drink this! umm yum yum

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Old 05-13-2013, 12:31 AM   #30
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Wow seriously?! the mundane dandelion that always grow at my cousin's place was that useful. well, I'll be damn. Every time I am browsing through Plantedtank I learn something new. Love this place. I'm gonna read that database and start munching lol
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