Tag Archives: Garlic

Garlic and other vegetables in Sorell

My friend A has a wonderful ‘green thumb’ and I am always in awe of the lushness of her vegetable gardens in a town slightly north east of Hobart, Sorell. Recently she told me ‘The garlic that I planted last … Continue reading

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Green tomato sauce

In the month of June in cooling Tasmania, tomato plants should not be growing and flowering but so many of my cherry tomatoes were. From experience, I remember this has always happened and I have let them continue to flourish … Continue reading

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More recipes for non-astringent persimmons – part 3 of 5

You may not be able to access non-astringent persimmons, so bear with me on this series of blogs. Perhaps there will be ideas here for use with other produce which comes your way. Below I have created recipes for jam … Continue reading

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Planting my hugelkultur – garlic, lettuce and silver beet

Weeks ago, before the lockdown, I spent a glorious day at the Koonya garlic festival. While there I purchased garlic bulbs and reserved some for planting. Recently I have wanted to plant them where the colourful cosmos plants were still … 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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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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RTBG Thursday 9 January 2020

I was grateful when K offered me a lift to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). This gave us both a chance to emote strongly about the expected joys of being back volunteering in the Food Garden after the Christmas … Continue reading

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RTBG – 17 and 19th December 2019

What’s this, you may think?  When you notice two dates in one week, you may wonder what this means.  Remember the last post; it was about my new seed-sweeping experience. That was on a Tuesday.  Okay – so now you … Continue reading

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Was I nettled? No

I was bound to collect weeds. I had a weed soup to make. Most of my fellow Food Garden volunteers were nervous about consuming weeds; ‘are they okay to eat’, was the frequent question.  And some are.  But which is … Continue reading

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