Author Archives: Tasmanian Traveller

Planning to grow vegetables

During the pandemic period I have joined numerous webinars on food, health, gardens, political science, financial affairs and much more – all from the ease of my own Tasmanian home.  How marvellous it has been to link with many such … Continue reading

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My mouldy vinegar story

Not every venture can be a success. And so it has come to pass. I have had a failure. When I told friend C, who had been successful with creating tasty vinegar with different flavours dependent on the type of … Continue reading

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Birds in a moment

One of my blog followers TasView recently sent photos he had taken of local birds. This is someone with the right equipment, immense skill and knowledge, and an enormous amount of patience. These three ingredients have melded together to produce … Continue reading

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What is a Turbo Chook?

How many Tasmanians know what a Turbo Chook is? I didn’t, yet mainlander friend J sent me a recent ABC News story that implied I wouldn’t be a Tasmanian if I didn’t use this expression. I took umbrage having been … Continue reading

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Hobart Brewing Co

For so long, leaving the house for anything that smacks of being remotely social hasn’t been a possibility. Either I have been reluctant to go anywhere where lots of strangers might be encountered, or businesses have stayed closed. Then recently … Continue reading

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July Vegetables- part 2 of 2

Fellow gardener N has made sure that he has a source of food growing in his garden, and is happy to show you the situation in late July. First up is a photo of a very healthy-leafed dwarf broad bean … Continue reading

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July Vegetables-part 1 of 2

Vegetables are flourishing in the Warrane Community Garden, bolstered by excellent soil preparation and conditioning months ago. Brassicas and various beets are currently some of the most successful plants. Other plants which I cannot identify look lush. And some are … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung for some

Fellow gardener and bush walker N offered the following: ‘The spring is sprung, the grass is riz I wonder where the boidie is. They say the boidie’s on the wing But that’s absoid. The wing is on the bird.’ N … Continue reading

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The capeweed expansion- part 2 of 2

As I walked from the Warrane Community Garden I now noticed massive spreads of Capeweed (Arctotheca calendula) on the footpath verges along Heemskirk St. When I looked at front lawns, clearly they were all infested with this weed – lovely … Continue reading

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The capeweed expansion- part 1 of 2

Capeweed’s botanical name is Arctotheca calendula; the plant is also known as Cape Daisy Weed, Cape Dandelion – native of South Africa. Last month gardening friend K told me: ‘You will notice a lot of Capeweed at the garden if … Continue reading

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