Author Archives: Tasmanian Traveller

Disaster has struck

Over recent weeks, some blog followers have revelled in watching the growth of the Giant Atlantic pumpkins in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  Last week I reported that one remained. Since then, the RTBG has … Continue reading

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Change

I presume that gardeners everywhere work on assumptions and habitual practices. For example, in Hobart the prevailing wisdom has always been that tomatoes must not be planted until Show Day in October. For a range of vegetables, a set of … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s ‘Overland Track’

As a Tasmanian icon for those who love the bush and wilderness, the walking track between Cradle Mountain in the north of the state and Lake St Clair in the centre of the state, offers a rite of passage. The … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 5th March 2021

In the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), the Giant Atlantic pumpkin story is reducing.  Now only one large and growing ‘beast’ remains – not affected by rot on its base or having been moved accidentally by … Continue reading

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The end of summer in a Lindisfarne garden

On Sunday, members of the Hobart’s Eastern Shore Permaculture Tasmania group visited the fruit and vegetable garden of a couple of our members in the suburb of Lindisfarne. Situated on the other side of a hill from where I live, … Continue reading

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Thursday 25th February at the RTBG

Last Thursday work doesn’t stop at the Food Garden in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). Pam provided a ‘gardens update. We stripped the remaining fruit from 3 tomato beds, 2 piles, one coloured and the other green. Pulled out … Continue reading

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Waste not Produce – at Cygnet

Here is the latest report from the intrepid vegetable and fruit produce gatherers and distributors, Robyn and Andrew. ‘WASTE NOT PRODUCE’  CYGNET MARKET 21 FEBRUARY 2021 Today was our first market for the year – and it was fabulous. The … Continue reading

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Dining on fresh produce

From time to time our Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) Food Garden volunteers meet at one of our homes, wander the garden and look at what is being grown and then share a lunch made with as many fruits and … Continue reading

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Two weeks of volunteering at the RTBG amidst health and goodness

A few readers love reading and looking at my blog posts because they believe they can keep up with some of what I am doing each week, while others love gardens and vegetables. Most are happy to read and to … Continue reading

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Plunge your hands into the soil

Since I started volunteering in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then in another that keeps an elderly person living on their own property, plus working in my own garden more intensively, I have never felt better. … Continue reading

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