Category Archives: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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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No RTBG – but compost is brewing

I recall during one of my first Thursdays at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) in the Food Garden, fellow volunteer A explained to me the processes required for hot composting. I had heard of hot and cold composting but … Continue reading

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RTBG – the produce gets picked

First one fellow volunteer sent me an email exclaiming ‘Adam has sent a Patch tomato update…. amazing!’ Then a phone message was left for me from another ‘Did you get Adams photos? All those tomatoes!!!’. Adam is the Coordinator of … Continue reading

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Spikes of plants and spikes of humour

Thanks R for sending me Spike Milligan’s poem ‘Smiling is Infectious’ – we smile broadly or subtly every Thursday all day when we are at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) and considering the current pandemic, his poem is apt.

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Not the RTBG but another garden

One of my fellow volunteers at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) sent me an email yesterday (Thursday) and remarked “ I know I’m not the only one missing our day at The Patch today, so very much.”  R continued “I … Continue reading

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RTBG The world is now a different place

Unless you were having a long sleep under a log deep in an impenetrable forest, you would be experiencing massive changes to the way you think and what you do each day as a result of the COVID virus impacting … Continue reading

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Green tomato sauce

I keep giving you recipes with green tomato sauce.  Where did that sauce come from? A few mornings ago I set out to make green tomato relish. However, after much boiling and the addition of cornflour the mix failed to … Continue reading

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