Monthly Archives: July 2019

RTBG- 25/7/19 Post 2 of 2

I have never eaten nor made cumquat jam.  While I was at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) I was told that the skin of these tiny citrus fruits contains the sweetness not the fruit. Intriguing.  Another volunteer had made … Continue reading

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RTBG- 25/7/19 Post 1 of 2

I arrived early at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG),  climbed the hill to the Hub at the top entrance gate and signed in, changed into my gardening shoes, then grabbed a bin and headed off to do some weeding … Continue reading

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RTBG 11 July 2019 -2 of 2

Yesterday I was fortunate to be offered some oranges and grapefruit that had been ground-fall in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  I brought home some to make marmalade jam.I remember my grandmother’s marmalade as very … Continue reading

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RTBG 11 July 2019 – 1 of 2

I felt uncertain yesterday morning. Rain was predicted for the afternoon and I didn’t like the idea of being outside and wet. I wondered whether I should volunteer, as planned, in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens … Continue reading

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RTBG – progress of olive preparations 7 July 2019

From previous posts you know that I am preparing/pickling Kalamata olives by two means. The contrast will help me to determine which method I prefer once the process is complete. For the collection of olives swimming in a brine bath … Continue reading

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RTBG 4th July 2019  –  3 of 3

When we arrived back at the Food Garden court of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) from our Nursery experience, other volunteers were sprawled along stone walls and seated in make shift places enjoying a lunch break.  Occasional birdsong could … Continue reading

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RTBG 4th July 2019  –  2 of 3

I had arrived around 9.30 and it was now after 10 am when Coordinator Adam for the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) Food Garden called for volunteers to work elsewhere. ‘Who’d like to work in the Nursery for a couple … Continue reading

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