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The Cardoon in Warrane

Recently I emailed this link to my fellow Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) gardeners – no we are not allowed to return to volunteering there yet – and bemoaned the fact that there wasn’t a Tasmanian connection so I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Brussel sprouts – who doesn’t love them!

Fellow Food Garden volunteer at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens  (RTBG) recently visited and took a few photos. R says ‘…look at those Brussels! Adam told us that they are actually fairly heavily infested with aphids (we cut a sprout … Continue reading

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RTBG fruit trees in early July

Volunteers are not yet allowed back into work in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) but occasionally some of us visit, because paid staff and visitors are allowed. R and A recently had a look at … Continue reading

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RTBG and olives

A have a tiny bit of experience in preparing a handful of olives to eat after last year’s harvest in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) – refer here. Recently I was excited when a new … Continue reading

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Lunch with RTBG friends

It all started when A of the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) invited all  its volunteers to lunch at his property.  Immediately we considered the tasty treats we could create from any of our gardens, and … Continue reading

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This time, last year at the RTBG

The date was the 27th June 2019, and my day at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) was so full that I needed to write two blog posts. You can read the first here and the second here. What an … Continue reading

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Facebook and RTBG

Recently I learnt that the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) has its own Facebook site at rtbg_tasmania here. The contents of the site were pleasantly surprising. The staff have uploaded information and explanatory videos covering a multitude of RTBG plant topics. … 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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RTBG – new visit

A couple of fellow Food Garden volunteers, R and A, visited the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) last week and have forwarded their photos for this blog.  The panorama shot below encompasses some of the end of the Food Garden … Continue reading

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Collecting seeds – an RTBG story

Previously I have talked about my meagre seed collecting thrills with cosmos, lettuce, tomatoes, silver beet, chard, paper daisies, calendulas and parsley. These pale into existence compared to some grand seed collecting expeditions. Earlier this month friend J (thanks) sent … Continue reading

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