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post #11 of 20 Old 03-13-2012, 07:04 PM
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My horse eats so much watermelon during the summer, that her manure carries the seeds and it ends up growing all over the pasture She kind of self-sustains herself.
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post #12 of 20 Old 03-13-2012, 07:13 PM
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^^^^^does watermelon grow in her pasture????
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post #13 of 20 Old 03-13-2012, 07:38 PM
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When we had goats we fed them watermelon and they seeded the yard, the pastures, the garden ACK! Stupid things ate the vines before we could pick em!!
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post #14 of 20 Old 03-13-2012, 07:53 PM
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I grow veggies to sell at the farmer's market, the horses love the culled carrots. I give them all the beet tops too. I don't grow watermellon, not enough room, but I am going to try planting some in the manure pile, good idea.
I planted 50 fruit trees last year and I think the deer ate about half, they are pathetic looking.
So far I have lettuce, spinach. onions, beets, radishes and peas up already, carrots should be up the end of next week.
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^^^^^does watermelon grow in her pasture????
Yes it does!! More so than it does in the garden. Indie has three places she prefers to do her business, so its pretty common to have three watermelon patches in the horse pasture She likes to snack on the vines and leaves, but sometimes she leaves them alone long enough we get little melons... though she is always quicker to eat them than we are

In the summer time, she gets a watermelon a week because they're so cheap when in season. I like to put them in the freezer for a few hours and give them to her as a giant horsey Popsicle!
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post #16 of 20 Old 03-13-2012, 08:14 PM
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Watermelons would work well.

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post #17 of 20 Old 03-13-2012, 08:24 PM
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Growing up we had a horse named Jemima Puddle Duck, she would sell her soul to the devil for watermellon. I remember the mess she would make eating it. I had forgotten how much horses loved it.
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I never would have given my horse watermelon. You've inspired me!
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post #19 of 20 Old 03-14-2012, 07:57 PM
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I am going to feed watermelon to mine just for the reseeding value!
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post #20 of 20 Old 03-14-2012, 08:50 PM
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wish my guys were self sustainers grow their own food I swear they stand by watch me plant weed water hoe snip pick dig sweat all day till they get the goodies and I know SAM laughs at me when I get all muddy. To watch them eat watermelon is a riot all that slurping and gulping and moaning Yes moaning SAM is good at it with his moaning. he moans when he is about to get fed he moans when he gets bran mash hell he moans .....well we wont go there lol
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