Author Archives: Tasmanian Traveller

Storing produce

We all have freezers where we can store blanched or fresh fruit and vegetables.  However the space soon fills despite the fact you may have more produce needing storage.  It is food that you cannot eat straight away but you … Continue reading

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Saving seeds from my Ukrainian tomato plant

Last October, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens  (RTBG) held public sales of tomato plants. One that I acquired was labelled  Hurma Ukrainian.  It grows high and wide (is an indeterminate tomato) and develops large yellow tomatoes. The eating texture is … Continue reading

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I made a mistake

Yesterday the blog post showed you a bench load of beautiful tomatoes. I made a mistake. K did not grow them. K says ‘those photos of tomatoes I sent you were not my tomatoes! hahah I wish – I’m not … Continue reading

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Saving seed

I asked friend K about the best way to collect seed from tomatoes. After all, they are squashy and wet and, if left, may not dry out rather rot and grow mould. K learnt the following process from another – … Continue reading

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Growing varieties of tomatoes

In her garden fellow RTBG volunteer K grows an impressive range of tomatoes.  The harvest has been extraordinarily successful this year. I am sure you noticed the variations in size, shape and colour of these fruits.  Probably, like me, you … Continue reading

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Green beans from the garden

Last year a couple of scarlet runner bean seeds were ‘lost’ on the ground near the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Food Garden tool shed. Waste not want not, I decided, and brought them home. The seeds are a pretty pink … Continue reading

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Seed-collecting

At the end of 2017 I planted a punnet of the flowering plant Cosmos. They reared themselves in early 2018 and were a pleasure to behold. I didn’t grab them out when they died only ages later. By that time … Continue reading

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