Monthly Archives: July 2020

Walking on the mountain again

With his story, fellow gardener N gives me inspiration and motivates me to get out again onto our wonderful kunanyi/Mt Wellington and walk, regardless of the weather.  You can access a map of the mountain tracks here . If you … Continue reading

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Yates seed packets

A while back I subscribed to the Yates gardening website. Occasionally I receive emails which attempt to sell me products via offering guidance and advice on some gardening matters. Not long ago they posted two packets of seeds to me. … Continue reading

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Brussel sprouts – who doesn’t love them!

Fellow Food Garden volunteer at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens  (RTBG) recently visited and took a few photos. R says ‘…look at those Brussels! Adam told us that they are actually fairly heavily infested with aphids (we cut a sprout … Continue reading

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Wild celery and parcel

The seedlings that I thought were Parcel plants, are not according to my recent use of a mobile phone plant identification application; apparently the correct identification is Wild Celery. Seedaholic.com explains more here. At the time I acquired the seedlings … Continue reading

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Seed saving webinar

Recently I registered for a Permaculture Tasmania webinar delivered by Linda Cockburn and Trevor Wittmer from SeedFreaks. Their business, located south of Hobart and centred on the small township of Geeveston,  grows plants organically and specifically for collecting open pollinated … Continue reading

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RTBG fruit trees in early July

Volunteers are not yet allowed back into work in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) but occasionally some of us visit, because paid staff and visitors are allowed. R and A recently had a look at … Continue reading

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RTBG and olives

A have a tiny bit of experience in preparing a handful of olives to eat after last year’s harvest in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) – refer here. Recently I was excited when a new … Continue reading

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News from Woodbridge

R’s recent email updated me on their produce and southern Tasmanian garden. She says ‘the first photo is of A’s dessert at lunch time today which includes your persimmon (lovely colour) and our stewed quince, stewed peach and frozen cherries … Continue reading

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Tasting my version of pickled walnuts

Weeks ago I brined walnuts and raved about how tasty they were once dried – refer here. Last week I tried my pickled walnuts (see my process here.) First I drained the liquid for use as a tasty salad dressing, … Continue reading

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The Need to Grow

I am drawing a long bow to make a connection between the following story and Tasmania; simply the link to this extraordinary well researched information was given to me by a Tasmanian resident and I am a Tasmanian resident also; … Continue reading

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