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Diggers Rest – Snails’ munch date; Eco gardening tips; Buddha Bowl
September 27, 2022

September 2022 Issue #205


What fun that we both love gardening. Thanks for joining me.

1) Snails’ munch date
2) Eco gardening tips
3) Buddha Bowl

snails talking

Eco gardening tips

  • Crunchies
    If you like munching crunchies like radishes, then give turnips a go. Sow radish and turnip seeds, keep them watered and when radishes are ready, pull and eat, crunch, crunch. Let the turnips get a bit bigger, say 3-5 cm (1.2") then crunch on these. You can leave some to grow larger, for grating, roasting, stews etc.

  • Slugs & dogs
    Slugs can be controlled by non-chemical means, see slug control but it takes a bit more time and effort than sprinkling slug bait around. So sometimes people resort to bait. Dogs can be poisoned by slug bait, especially if it contains metaldehyde, although iron chelate baits are considered safe. Store and use baits safely (like most chemicals) and use sparingly on your garden. Dogs find slug bait tasty and have been known to eat a whole packet! If your dog has eaten slug bait--quick get to vet or make the dog vomit. If you need to make your dog vomit, apparently one teaspoon of either washing soda crystals, baking soda or mustard in a small cup of water forced down the dog's throat does the trick.

  • Dogs again
    I don’t have a dog, but with my open driveway, it is inviting to various wandering neighborhood dogs. When one or more wanders--or more commonly bounds--in with a friend, I make sure I have a sprinkler set up in the veggie garden. Dogs hate it when suddenly they get wet and it doesn’t hurt them, but they soon learn to stay well clear!

koala on swing in garden Swinging koala

G’day mate!

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Buddha Bowl

Jam-packed with nourishment: filled with raw and cooked veggies, nuts, seeds and good carbohydrates.


  • 1 small portion of cooked quinoa or brown rice mix
  • Chopped greens of your choice
  • Shaved cucumber
  • Avocado & radish slices
  • Sprouts
  • Kumara/sweet potato chips
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Pan-fried haloumi – optional
  • Chick peas or other beans
  • Chopped nuts.


    Place the quinoa and brown rice mix at the bottom of the bowl and layer your veggies on top. Serve with one or more dipping sauces and chopped nuts.

Preparation time: Approximately 10-20 minutes
Serves: 1 or more

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