General Garden Info

Danger of Feeding Raw Peanuts to Squirrels

DANGERS OF FEEDING RAW PEANUTS TO SQUIRRELS Feeding raw peanuts to squirrels and other animals can have serious consequences. The results can even be fatal if peanuts compose a large and constant part of the diet. Peanuts are a legume, not a true nut, and when raw they contain a trypsin inhibitor, a substance that inhibits or prevents the pancreas from producing trypsin which is an enzyme essential for the absorption of protein by the intestine. While the exact relationship between the trypsin inhibitor and malnutrition in rodents is not…

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General Garden Info

Selecting and Planting Perennials

Selecting and Planting Perennials Good information for selecting and planting perennials for your home garden. Choosing Perennials: When selecting perennials for planting, look for fresh, healthy-looking plants that appear vigorous and ready to grow. Avoid overgrown, ro ot-bound plants and any that have insects or diseases. Holding: Although perennials can be held in their containers for a short period of time, we recommend they be planted as soon as possible to avoid them drying out in the pots. The sooner you plant them, the faster they can become established in…

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