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April 7th, 2013 — food + gardens
It seems that all gardeners love to grow garlic, perhaps our most valuable harvest when considering the small space it requires.
We harvest our crop in early summer, cook with it for the next 5 months then it sprouts on us and we have no garlic for maybe 5 or 6 months of the year… until the next crop is ready for harvest.
I used to extend our garlic harvest for several weeks by chopping it up, immersing it in olive oil and putting bottles of that in the fridge, but then, alas, found this is a serious no-no. A sure way to develop potentially fatal botulism. Don’t do it
So, we looked up safe ways to preserve garlic conveniently and found two solutions that work really well.
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It could be about your garden!
It could be about your health!
It could be about your planet!
January 1st, 2013 — food + gardens
This is a place where community gardeners can easily update what has most recently been done …. which beds have been dug, composted, planted, watered.
Just let us know by putting a note into the comment box below the post. For easy reference the beds are all numbered as per the diagram below.
Purple garlic, just Harvested
$25 per kg or barter for equivalent in vegetables and /or fruit etc.
Call Mat on 0458 249 206 or email him to place your order or discuss further.
Have you heard?? There’s a very exciting Urban Permaculture Design Course happening in April 2013 at UTAS Sandy Bay. Just about the best x-mas present you could give yourself (or your special someone), so check it out!
It’s driven by a special line up of teachers including Nick Ritar from Milkwood Permaculture, Adam Grubb from Very Edible Gardens and Cam Wilson from Earth Integral.
So, pass this on to your networks as this will be a REALLY fantastic opportunity to learn techniques in designing sustainable human settlements in your own back/front yard.. You’re also going to walk away with at least 20-30 new friends who are just as interested in this stuff as you are – what more could you want!
This is a serious course that will leave you richer, so it’s worth the price. Please download flyer for details HERE.
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens if offering a 15 week part-time, nationally recognised horticulture course for people in the greater Hobart area.
Open to enthusiastic people who have a passion for plants and gardens and wish to gain skills in professional horticulture, this is a free course to those currently unemployed and/or changing careers. Mature minded people with a desire to achieve are encouraged to apply.
July 6th, 2012 — food + gardens
Hello fellow local food growers,
Would you like to participate in this project, and make it a Mount Wellington Cookbook? (name still in planning!)
So far, our plan is to collect/collate recipes, particularly for the foods that we grow in abundance in our local area.
May 24th, 2012 — food + gardens
Local Harvest is a great national initiative aiming to help people find local sources of food and grow their own. You can insert your local postcode and find out what’s in your area.
This is a new project from the Ethical Consumer Group and they need help from local people to make it a success.
May 18th, 2012 — food + gardens
The good news is that South Hobart community is on the verge of establishing a community garden and members of WW community have been fully supportive of that great initiative.
Thanks to Trish, Michelle, Jonah and an innocent passing cyclist we now have three beds in garlic, another ready to go, one bed in broad beans, another in green manure crop and 6 beds that have been heavily composted.
The first of our workshops on how to preserve food was held on Dec 4 – and this is what we learned.
Basically you can supply yourself with a year’s worth of bottled tomato for all sorts of recipes like pasta and bakes, at a much cheaper cost than using Fowler’s jars – or buying tins from supermarkets all year.
For Jonah’s method…. continue reading.
April 6th, 2012 — food + gardens
There’s a lot to be said for vertical gardening… especially if you have small suburban garden.
And there’s no crop more productive in Tasmanian gardens (per area of ground) than scarlet runner beans. We’ve been harvesting kilograms of beans now for two months from a mere square metre of garden bed.
Scarlet runners enjoy a lower soil temperature than do most beans so growing them is a long Tasmanian tradition. What’s more, the bright scarlet flowers make a colourful display in your veggie garden all through Summer.
So here are a few hints:
March 30th, 2012 — food + gardens
Gardening: Its one of the most therapeutic things anybody can do – not least for people who, through age or infirmity, are limited in their daily life.
Now there’s a lovely supportive scheme that allows you to volunteer a small part of your time and skills to help members of the community to stay gardening.
Have a look at the website and pass on to any friends who you think may be in need or who may like to participate.