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New Norfolk Food Gardens and Markets – part 1 of 3

A few weeks ago a Hobart vegetable market sold me tomatoes which they claim were grown in a hot house in New Norfolk. They tasted full and rich as if they had been grown in a southern summer sun. I … Continue reading

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The last of autumn harvest drying; a tale of two dryers

Gardening friend N now has his own food dryer and had been eager to try it out. It had its first run last week and was an outstanding success. According to N, ‘I did a lot of reading about food … Continue reading

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Community garden

A couple of weeks ago I set off in the dark around 6am and headed for the Heemskirk Community Garden in the next suburb of Warrane. Members of the local community value the garden. It was well into development at … Continue reading

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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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I was inspired to try and copy

I had very few cherry tomatoes ripe enough to pick; they are reddening intermittently.  However I was drying some apples so thought I would try out R’s process of creating semi-dried tomatoes with a tiny handful. I followed the process: … Continue reading

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RTBG Food Garden continues

A month ago my world compressed. Notice was given that, due to the COVID virus, volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) could not continue for its duration.  A fortnight ago the RTBG was closed to visitors. All very … Continue reading

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I made a mistake

Yesterday the blog post showed you a bench load of beautiful tomatoes. I made a mistake. K did not grow them. K says ‘those photos of tomatoes I sent you were not my tomatoes! hahah I wish – I’m not … Continue reading

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Growing varieties of tomatoes

In her garden fellow RTBG volunteer K grows an impressive range of tomatoes.  The harvest has been extraordinarily successful this year. I am sure you noticed the variations in size, shape and colour of these fruits.  Probably, like me, you … 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 – the produce gets picked

First one fellow volunteer sent me an email exclaiming ‘Adam has sent a Patch tomato update…. amazing!’ Then a phone message was left for me from another ‘Did you get Adams photos? All those tomatoes!!!’. Adam is the Coordinator of … Continue reading

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