Monthly Archives: March 2020

Green beans from the garden

Last year a couple of scarlet runner bean seeds were ‘lost’ on the ground near the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Food Garden tool shed. Waste not want not, I decided, and brought them home. The seeds are a pretty pink … Continue reading

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Seed-collecting

At the end of 2017 I planted a punnet of the flowering plant Cosmos. They reared themselves in early 2018 and were a pleasure to behold. I didn’t grab them out when they died only ages later. By that time … Continue reading

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Spaghetti from the sea

After a week at home with only three outings – 3 mornings in a row to the supermarket for a very short time, I was wanting to go out but kept feeling like it wasn’t a smart thing to do. Then a … Continue reading

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No RTBG – but compost is brewing

I recall during one of my first Thursdays at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) in the Food Garden, fellow volunteer A explained to me the processes required for hot composting. I had heard of hot and cold composting but … Continue reading

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Dinner ingredients

A couple of friends let me know they were excited; “Dinner ingredients – all grown by us. We are SO fortunate.”  I could foresee the wonders of health in a pot and health on a plate. A wedge was cut … Continue reading

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RTBG – the produce gets picked

First one fellow volunteer sent me an email exclaiming ‘Adam has sent a Patch tomato update…. amazing!’ Then a phone message was left for me from another ‘Did you get Adams photos? All those tomatoes!!!’. Adam is the Coordinator of … Continue reading

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Excess produce will have new homes

Previously I have talked about R and A’s use of a market stall at Margate to sell excess fruit and vegetables from growers down the Channel south of Hobart, and then to disperse the monetary takings to a local group … Continue reading

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