Tag Archives: Compost

RTBG  Thursday 3rd June 2021

I am not going far these days. Friends seem happy to fly to the mainland and risk being trapped with an unexpected Covid lockdown. That uncertainty and the related risks are not for me. Meanwhile my day to day world … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 20th May 2021

I was there again.  Again in that wonderful Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) last Thursday. Alternating under cloud then under glorious autumn sun, our happy volunteer team worked alongside our Coordinator to remove spent plants, collect … Continue reading

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Another RTBG day

While I wasn’t able to join my gardening friends at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) on Thursday as usual, seven of our team turned up plus a newbie and everyone worked in the Food Garden with their usual commitment … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 16th May 2019 – remembering

For my first week volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) you can read about eggplant, garlic and feijoa here. In my second week, I picked olives, planted two different kinds of mustard under the olive trees, cleared out … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 9th May 2019 – remembering

Last week I recalled my first week volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) – in May 2019. That day the main Food Garden changes, with which I was involved, were the removal of the almost dead mini eggplant … 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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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 29 August 2019

Once again the weather was gorgeous all through Thursday when I went off happily to volunteer for the Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens  (RTBG) specifically within the Community Food Garden previously known as Pete’s Patch. I weeded different patches through the … Continue reading

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RTBG-16th May 2019

I experienced another charming day in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. The start of my day was all the more satisfying because, after five minutes of waiting when I got off the bus at the Regatta Ground/Naval base stop, I … Continue reading

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