Monthly Archives: May 2020

RTBG – new visit

A couple of fellow Food Garden volunteers, R and A, visited the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) last week and have forwarded their photos for this blog.  The panorama shot below encompasses some of the end of the Food Garden … Continue reading

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Hey presto it is pesto

While this was never intended to become a fresh produce blog and then a food blog, this particular post might have you wondering. A few years ago I stopped over in Abu Dhabi for a day and experienced an exceptional … Continue reading

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Danger in the suburbs

During the corona virus lockdown, regularly my cul de sac neighbours and I would drag our deck chairs to the edges of our driveways. Sometimes there would be small table as well. And then something to drink. Coming from a … Continue reading

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Collecting seeds – an RTBG story

Previously I have talked about my meagre seed collecting thrills with cosmos, lettuce, tomatoes, silver beet, chard, paper daisies, calendulas and parsley. These pale into existence compared to some grand seed collecting expeditions. Earlier this month friend J (thanks) sent … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 16th May 2019 – remembering

For my first week volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) you can read about eggplant, garlic and feijoa here. In my second week, I picked olives, planted two different kinds of mustard under the olive trees, cleared out … Continue reading

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Weed graffiti

Some people define a weed as ‘a plant in the wrong place at the wrong time’. This is a reminder that all plants have value. When we add the idea that many so called weeds have medicinal or food value, … Continue reading

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Working with weeds

I have made note of a new book which I think will be usefully informative: Working With Weeds A Practical Guide to Understanding, Managing and Using Weeds written by Kate Wall. Published late last year, this 220 page book seems … Continue reading

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