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Normality in the Food Garden

Think Thursday. Think volunteers. Think plants. Think harvests. Think weeding. Think Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Nothing could be more normal than our wonderfully committed voluntary team who plunge their hands into the soil, dig holes, nestle … Continue reading

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A lot happens over a fortnight

It had been only a fortnight since I last visited the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, yet when I arrived last Thursday I could see significant and substantial changes had been made. Highly visible was the deepened … Continue reading

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Sequel to the Cinderella pumpkin story

Wedges of my first Rouge Vif D’Etampes pumpkin are now spread across Hobart.  Most friends told me they will make pumpkin soup so I decided to pass on one of my standard but very different recipes: a meal I make … Continue reading

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Cinderella’s carriage

I save seed from the fruits of vegetables and herbs and so do others. Early last year I enjoyed eating a wedge of Robyn and Andrew’s Golden Nugget pumpkins and around that time accepted pumpkin seed from them. When I … Continue reading

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Change is always possible

Next to a large red flowering camellia, in my front garden, grew a particularly attractive Rhododendron called Silver Edge with variegated leaves. Around these colourful plants grew self-sown marigolds, cosmos, potatoes, strawberries, tomato seedlings and unwanted plants better known as … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 5th March 2021

In the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), the Giant Atlantic pumpkin story is reducing.  Now only one large and growing ‘beast’ remains – not affected by rot on its base or having been moved accidentally by … Continue reading

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RTBG-Thursday 28 January 2021

It is a testament to how well our team of Food Garden volunteers work in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). On  Thursday when our Co-ordinator was away we simply got to work and achieved a great deal – with … Continue reading

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RTBG-Thursday 21 January 2021

Pam picked me up and while travelling to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) we discussed how we wanted to continue to learn and that this fact was a significant driver in taking us to the Food Garden of the … Continue reading

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RTBG – Thursday 4th December 2020

Despite what I thought was my early arrival in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden (RTBG), it was obvious three others had been hard at work methodically clearing weeds from a large garden patch (the one with … Continue reading

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Thursday at the RTBG

Yesterday was Thursday. Long term blog followers will know the day is always glorious if I am (we the Food Garden volunteers are) going to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  And we did. And it was. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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