Tag Archives: Silver beet

Thursday 26th August 2021 at RTBG

Yesterday I spent a modest amount of time at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) weeding before being defeated by the inclemency of the day; the drizzle and the penetrating cold dampness of the air. Janet and Meg did the … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 10 December 2020

Last week in the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens (RTBG) we cleared and prepared garden beds ready for planting this past Thursday. I am grateful that two of my fellow gardeners reported on the activity and for … Continue reading

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Silver beet

How large can a leaf of silver beet grow?  Months ago I wrote about establishing a hugelkultur garden.  In that space I planted, over time, an assortment of vegetables as an experiment. I am delighted to say the feverfew, garlic, … Continue reading

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Largesse

Yet again I was more than delighted when the wonder gods of Woodbridge gave me more of their abundance.  This time I received bags and bags of broccoli, two types of Kale, Brussel sprouts, and the glossy leaves of coloured … Continue reading

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Planting my hugelkultur – garlic, lettuce and silver beet

Weeks ago, before the lockdown, I spent a glorious day at the Koonya garlic festival. While there I purchased garlic bulbs and reserved some for planting. Recently I have wanted to plant them where the colourful cosmos plants were still … 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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Making my own ‘cups of soup’ mix

Based on the tip given to me, I have been drying the runts of home grown silver beet/chard etc; these are the final leaves after a summer of large leaves but all nutritious even though diminished in size. A large … Continue reading

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RTBG on 26th September 2019 – 1 of 2

It was a two bus trip to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) this Thursday and I was so glad to walk from the second bus stop to the Gardens. It had been a few weeks since I had walked … Continue reading

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