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RTBG Thursday 6th May 2021

Weeks have passed since my last posting to this blog, partly because arthritis has struck my hands and wrists from ‘too much weeding’!!!!! Alas. Incredibly disappointing, frustrating, and inconvenient. Thanks to all my readers who made contact to check I … Continue reading

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Disaster has struck

Over recent weeks, some blog followers have revelled in watching the growth of the Giant Atlantic pumpkins in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  Last week I reported that one remained. Since then, the RTBG has … 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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Thursday 25th February at the RTBG

Last Thursday work doesn’t stop at the Food Garden in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). Pam provided a ‘gardens update. We stripped the remaining fruit from 3 tomato beds, 2 piles, one coloured and the other green. Pulled out … Continue reading

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Dining on fresh produce

From time to time our Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) Food Garden volunteers meet at one of our homes, wander the garden and look at what is being grown and then share a lunch made with as many fruits and … Continue reading

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Two weeks of volunteering at the RTBG amidst health and goodness

A few readers love reading and looking at my blog posts because they believe they can keep up with some of what I am doing each week, while others love gardens and vegetables. Most are happy to read and to … Continue reading

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Plunge your hands into the soil

Since I started volunteering in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then in another that keeps an elderly person living on their own property, plus working in my own garden more intensively, I have never felt better. … Continue reading

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Purslane-portulaca oleracea

I have been prompted by an article published in the ABC’s Gardening Australia magazine.  When I read the options for using this plant in meals, and understood the nutrient content within the Portaluca oleracea plant, commonly known as Purslane and … 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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