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Offline gracie

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Digging Box?
« on: June 27, 2008, 08:36:06 AM »
What are some safe plants to use in a digging box?

My girls seem to really love the potted plant on my table. I watch them really closely to make sure they don't nibble the leaves in case they are toxic, but they seem to know they're not edible... I've read a little about digging boxes and  want to plant them a bigger pot of their own with safe plants in it so they can romp freely. Also, this might be a stupid question, but, what is meant by sterile soil? I know soil with fertilizer is bad, but all healthy soil has some bacteria in it.... How would you go about buying sterilized soil, or sterilizing it yourself?

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Re: Digging Box?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 09:11:14 AM »
I think sunflower seeds would be nice.
Maybe you should ask Dapper Rat herself, she started the digging boxes, and will have many ideas
heres whats on her site:http://www.dapper.com.au/toys.htm#diggingbox


Im pretty sure sterile soil means, not used, no bad bacteria/insecticides/pesticides,etc.
I dont think you can sterilize it yoyrself.

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Re: Digging Box?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 10:41:19 PM »
If you get organic soil from a garden store it should be a bit safer.

I think that you spread the soil on a cookie sheet and bake it in the oven to sterilize it.
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Re: Digging Box?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008, 10:33:26 AM »
That link helped out a lot. I can't wait to go find some organic soil and get started. Thanks guys!

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Re: Digging Box?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008, 03:33:44 PM »
Does the Dapper rat lady herself, Robyn I think her name is, have an account on Goosemoose?
"We fight dogs we kill cats.
Ain't no traps can stop the rats!
Got no plague, and got no fleas.
We drink poison, we steal cheese!
Mess with us, and you will see.
We'll put poison in your tea!
Here we'll fight, and here we'll stay...
AND WE WILL NEVER GO AWAY!"
~Terry Pratchett