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A holiday in the Horseradish 24th March 2022

Always early to arrive in the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), fellow volunteer Neil was hard at work clearing the expanding forests of horseradish plants – just the tops, not digging down for their tasty roots. … Continue reading

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Shaking the lettuce 10th March 2022

Two weeks ago in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), our wonderful volunteer team made some simple but important advances.  As usual, and extremely importantly, Tony harvested produce for charity and, being that time of the … Continue reading

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A special Ukrainian tomato

There has never been a better moment to reintroduce to you a variety of tomato, the Hurma Ukraine, which was mentioned in a 2019 blog post here. Right now, I would rather forget any association with Russia. Two years ago … Continue reading

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Thursday 24th February 2022 – RTBG

I am never sure what aspect of my Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) experience will thrill me when I volunteer, but I prepare, travel there, and then discover some freshness, vista, or collegial atmosphere that lifts my spirits. This week’s … Continue reading

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Thursday 7th February 2022 at RTBG

Summer in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) is a delight. Fruit and vegetables are ripening a plenty as can be seen by today’s harvest collected for charity: tomatoes galore of many types, a variety of … Continue reading

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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) continues to be open to the public, because staff and volunteers are all vaccinated.  Of course the Food Garden (ex Pete’s Patch) continues to flourish. Yesterday, volunteer Pam took a swag of photos to … Continue reading

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Eggplants at the RTBG 2nd December 2021

Always my volunteering experience at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) provides learning opportunities and so it was last Thursday.  I have never grown eggplants (Solanum melongena) nor looked at young plants so it was instructive to see and feel … Continue reading

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RTBG – a couple of November weeks

Thursday week ago, we dedicated ourselves to the large marjoram covered garden spaces beneath the olive trees in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG)– and once again we did our best to rid the ground of … Continue reading

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RTBG 4th November 2021

Pre-Covid Thursday weather has returned!  Glorious blue skies. Warming temperatures.  Clean clear air after a night’s gentle rain.  And so it was in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). Sparkling, luscious, fresh and colourful. When I … Continue reading

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Thursday 28th October 2021 at RTBG

Glorious Thursdays have returned! In 2019 every Thursday was a sunny day regardless of season. Then last year and for many Thursdays of 2021, wet weather has hampered my spirits on volunteering Thursdays. But yesterday, working in the Food Garden … Continue reading

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