The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) continues to be open to the public, because staff and volunteers are all vaccinated. Of course the Food Garden (ex Pete’s Patch) continues to flourish. Yesterday, volunteer Pam took a swag of photos to show the lush rampant growth.
Various different kinds of beans grow in different spots. There are climbers and small bushy varieties, including soya beans. All plants are looking magnificently healthy and bumper crops are expected.
The grapevines are heavy with grapes.
Of course there was the usual weeding and clearing; in particular wildly spreading nasturtiums were removed to the compost.
Garden bed preparation preceded the planting of a new crop of coriander plants.
The sun shone, the temperature rose, and visitors to the Gardens ambled and took immense pleasure from the energy of the plants. There is no best time to visit – in every season, every week even every day, new growth and development of fruits can be seen.