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Masses of confusion

I like the idea of self-seeding plants and mixtures of plants in one area. Just as my cosmos and marigold plants hide tomatoes, I want to see more of this idea across my garden. I want to create an environment … Continue reading

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Paper daisies

I purchased a small punnet of paper daisies, seeking glorious colour and the pleasure of the hardness of their flowers. However I did not understand they needed to be planted close together for effect, and spaced them apart. So they … Continue reading

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Drying corn kernels

In the normal course of life I purchased a few cobs of corn with their sheaths intact, ready to use in salads and stir fry meals.  I wondered.  If I was to dry the kernels, would these commercially grown corn … Continue reading

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Saving seeds from my Ukrainian tomato plant

Last October, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens  (RTBG) held public sales of tomato plants. One that I acquired was labelled  Hurma Ukrainian.  It grows high and wide (is an indeterminate tomato) and develops large yellow tomatoes. The eating texture is … Continue reading

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Saving seed

I asked friend K about the best way to collect seed from tomatoes. After all, they are squashy and wet and, if left, may not dry out rather rot and grow mould. K learnt the following process from another – … Continue reading

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Seed-collecting

At the end of 2017 I planted a punnet of the flowering plant Cosmos. They reared themselves in early 2018 and were a pleasure to behold. I didn’t grab them out when they died only ages later. By that time … Continue reading

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RTBG Tuesday 14 January 2020

Seeds-sweeping. That’s what I expected to be doing today at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  However this extra volunteering job is over for the year. The rare and endangered Philotecha freyciana plants have more or less stopped throwing seed … Continue reading

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