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Horses and Tomatoes

Post  yolos on 3/10/2013, 10:12 am

Okay all you horse owners, I have a question. I want to plant a row of tomatoes on my property line. But the neighbor has horses. A wooden fence separates our property but the horses can easily reach through to my property to nibble on the leaves if I put the boxes close to the fence. I could move the boxes further from the fence but I do not want to remove all the pretty grass in that section of the yard. Will horses eat the tomato leaves???

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Post  landarch on 3/10/2013, 10:47 am

I am not a horse expert but I think tomatoes (and some other plants) are toxic to horses...so I would talk to your neighbor before planting your tomatoes too close to the fence. If the horses are well fed with good grass/oats, the desire to nibble on your tomato plants may be low...but if the land is overgrazed and they are not fed well enough, there is risk of nibbling on your tomato plants. Hopefully horse owners will chime in here as well.

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Post  jillintx on 3/10/2013, 11:15 am

My horses will taste my tomato plants or anything else they can reach, and they definitely fall into the "well fed" catagory. Laughing They are just curious and like to taste every plant to see if it can be added to the menu. And mine don't just nibble on leaves, they seem to bite the top out of the plant. (Or if it's a transplant that hasn't grown a good root system, they'll pull it out.) They've never become sick from a taste or two, so I am not sure about toxicity. I certainly wouldn't feed them trimmings, but sneaking a taste hasn't hurt them.

If you really want to keep your beds where they are, talk to the horse owner to see what he/she thinks of you putting up a hot wire a few inches above the top rail of the fence. It's cheap yet effective.

Good luck!
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