Monthly Archives: May 2020

Bucks Horn Plantain

A couple of weeks ago K emailed and asked me if I could identify the weed shown below, noting she had seen it ranging ‘in size from a 10c piece to palm of my hand sized just smaller or larger … Continue reading

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Apple cider vinegar

Thanks to friend C’s Facebook I now know how to make apple cider vinegar. I thought this might interest you. The video, which you can watch here, was made by Hobart Herbalists without Borders. I am only familiar with clear … Continue reading

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Largesse

Yet again I was more than delighted when the wonder gods of Woodbridge gave me more of their abundance.  This time I received bags and bags of broccoli, two types of Kale, Brussel sprouts, and the glossy leaves of coloured … Continue reading

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Planting my hugelkultur – garlic, lettuce and silver beet

Weeks ago, before the lockdown, I spent a glorious day at the Koonya garlic festival. While there I purchased garlic bulbs and reserved some for planting. Recently I have wanted to plant them where the colourful cosmos plants were still … Continue reading

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Hugelkultur in my back yard

When K talked about hugelkultur as she built her garden beds (refer here) I googled and read more. My understanding is that a mound is built with layers of vegetation which will gradually deteriorate and provide nutrients for plants above. … Continue reading

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Walking on the mountain

Recently, fellow RTBG Food Garden volunteer N was delighted that walking on tracks on Mt Wellington above Hobart was permissible again, as isolation restrictions have been relaxed. With relief and excitement he set out on a combination cycle and walking … Continue reading

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Salted walnuts

The find of the century! Yesterday morning I decanted the walnuts which had soaked in a brine solution for over a week. I rinsed the walnuts then spread these on paper to air dry.  Even wet they tasted super sweet … Continue reading

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