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Listen to highlights from the Weekend Programs including Gardening Talkback with Peter Cundall here: https://soundcloud.com/936-abc-hobart/tracks Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at ABC Tasmania
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Listen to highlights from the Weekend Programs including Gardening Talkback with Peter Cundall here: https://soundcloud.com/936-abc-hobart/tracks Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at My Blog
It's not too late to get your tomatoes in. Here's Peter Cundall's tips: Tomatoes need nitrogen, but if they get too much you'll get great big plants but very little fruit. To avoid that, choose sheep, cow or goat manure rather than poultry poo. Mix your manure into the soil, pop in your plants and then sprinkle a pinch of potash around each plant. To hear this advice - and plenty more - straight from the horse, click on the audio below. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Fancy putting down some home made beer for the summer, but not sure where to start? Tasmanian craft brewer Dave Tottle can help. Dave has put together some recipes ideas for beginners, as well as some more involved options that will keep you enjoying the challenge as your confidence grows. Dave's Craft Brewing At Home talkback will return in 2015, and he'd love to hear how you go. You'll find the audio of the inaugural session at the bottom of this post, below the recipes. Xmas Pale Ale. Variations, try one depending on your confidence, experience level. Beginner's Choice: Concentrate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
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Strawberries, icecream and crispy croissant pastry. It's the perfect confection for a summery afternoon, and really very easy to make. Hear how in the audio below. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Did you know that it can take up to six years to clear rust from the plot where you've had plants affected? Peter Cundall's advice is to let the soil rest for as long as you can - six years if possible. But if you have a small garden and that's not an option, try planting tomatoes in the problem area; tomatoes will not catch the rust. You'll find more on that subject, and a whole lot of other gems, in the audio below... Download audio Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
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The Hobart City Farm is a brand new urban farming venture being launched at a mystery half-acre location in New Town over the coming weeks. A group of local gardeners, including Bridget Stewart (left) - who joined Chris Wisbey and Alistair Wise for this week’s Fresh and Local – as well as James Da Costa, Louise Sales, Sam Beattie and Hannah Moloney, are raising money via crowd-funding to start a not-for-profit organic farm. You can put your name on a paving stone - or even the walk-behind tractor - and be part of the venture at www.chuffed.org/project/hobartcityfarm or go to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
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Rich chocolate, bright whites and scarlet accents make Black Forest Cake, Neenish Tarts and Cherry Ripe Slice the perfect homemade gifts for Christmas. Put them on plates decorated with holly - or gum leaves if you prefer a more Australian feel - for a splash of green, and voila! Sally Wise's recipes for all three are below and you can listen to the audio of today's talkback for more Christmas fare. Download audio Black Forest Cake Serves 8 125g butter 1½ cups sugar ¼ cup cocoa 60g dark chocolate, chopped 1 cup water ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 eggs... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Your to do list for today: Sow brussel sprouts now to give them plenty of time to mature. Cut your camelia back hard - it will be glorious next year. Put some zuchini and cucumber seedlings out in the garden under glass. Sow sweetcorn, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, broccoli and silverbeet. Any time left after that lot? Listen to the audio below to hear what what else you can do... Download audio Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
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Last week we set Alistair a challenge: to cook with a secondary fish. Being creative, he's slipped the hook and cooked with a secondary cut instead. Perhaps you could even say tertiary... "Donnie Darko" is a braised rabbit topping on pasta cooked in a crayfish broth that's made from the heads and shells. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Elm beetle and blueberry rust are two clear and present threats that Tasmanians should pay attention to. If you think that either of these greeblies have got into your garden there are specific actions you need to take. Find out more at Biosecurity Tasmania. To hear more of Peter's gardening advice this morning, click on the link below... Download audio Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
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Loving spring salads but not sure they're suited to the cold snap? Try today's Fresh and Local recipe from Alistair Wise. The main ingredients of the dish, which Alistair calls "Braised Cos Heart with Pork Mince and Stuff," are cos lettuce hearts, radishes, ground pork, chillies and dried shallots. The method is in the audio below. Fishmonger Shaye Collins also joined Chris Wisbey in the studio this morning, and Shaye and Chris have set Alistair a challenge... Listen out for next week's Fresh and Local to find out what Alistair cooks with a lesser-known Tasmanian fish, Conway. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
As summer approaches hens start going broody. When they do they can fall prey to lice in a very nasty, potentially life-threatening way. Paul Healy explains why, and what to do about it, in this month's installment of "Chook Talkback". Download audio Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Brown rot has com early this year, so don't delay in tackling it. Get out in the garden with your secateurs and protect your stone fruit crop. Peter Cundall explains how... Download audio Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Whether you want to sow seed or put in seedlings, now is the time for pumpkin planting. Pumpkins store well (providing you pick them before the frost) and are delicious in sweet and savoury dishes. Did you know they are also useful for keeping weeds down in the garden? Peter Cundall explains how.... Download audio Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
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In backyards all around Tasmania, luscious leaves of silverbeet are waving in the warm spring wind. This common vegetable is highly nutritious, laden with vitamin B and A. Katrina Sutton puts it in a pie, along with a few sultanas, for a surprisingly delicious result. You can hear the audio of the recipe in the link below, where Katrina and Chris Wisbey are joined by Jo and Bronagh of The Whey Pop People, this week's stars of Having A Go. If you'd like the recipe in writing, you can find it on Katrina's faceback page Sutton's Kitchen Door. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Historian Nic Haygarth tells Chris Wisbey the story of pioneering prospector W.R. Bell, whose recently restored headstone was unveiled this week in Wivenhoe cemetry, near Wynyard. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
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On his way to the Royal Botanical Gardens Spring Festival this morning, Paul Healy dropped in for Chook (aka Sustainable Small Holdings) Talkback with Chris Wisbey. He brought Ferdinand the Great, a Huon Blue rooster, in to crow along. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Peter Cundall joins Chris Wisbey in the studio to talk about all things spring. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Colin Lowe and Marje Turner are both collectors of.... lots of stuff!. When they got together to open their Tasman Peninsula based business, Taranna Cottages, there was an inevitability that it was only a matter of time before they felt the urge to put some of their collection on display. And while they were on a roll, lets do it properly and call it a museum! So the Tasman Historical Museum will open in December, the intention is to highlight some of the many facets of life in their part of the world, to move away from the predictability of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
When Alistair Wise woke up this morning he fancied scrambled egg on crumpets, but getting a crumpet right - from scratch - required a few flour-flinging experiments. He's messed up his kitchen so you can make crumpets without so much trouble figuring out how they're done. The quantities are: 800 ml milk 450g all-purpose flour 5g dried yeast 1 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp bicarb soda For the method, and Alistair's recipe for scrambled eggs, you'll need to listen to the audio. We promise it's entertaining! Download audio Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Andrew "AJ" McGifford tells Chris Wisbey the tale of the Danish flagged Nella Dan's 1985 Antarctic Marine Science Cruise. A trip of several weeks turned into one of almost seven months, after the ship became stuck in ice. AJ's wife, at home in Tasmania, was pregnant with their first child so he was desperate for the ice to melt. After months of waiting he grabbed a shovel to dig the boat out by hand. Hear more of his story below: Download audio The Nella Dan is affectionately remembered by many. She even has a facebook fan page, where you can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
The weather is warming and in just a few days time spring will have sprung. Joining Chris Wisbey for one last time before Peter Cundall comes back from winter leave, Tino Carnevale has plenty of tips that will help you get your soil ready for tasty summer crops. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
Film maker Maurice Murphy needs you. If you were in Tasmania to witness Her Majesty's visit in 1954, he wants you to tell him your story. What did you see? What did you hear? Do you still have any memorabilia? You can get in touch with Maurice at http://queentour54.com Maurice joins Helen Shield in the audio below. And as you'll hear, from the moment the word went out about the film, the stories flowed in from all around the state. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at ABC Tasmania
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Local surfers James Hollmer-Cross and Mikey Brennan and a crew of friends headed all the way to Pedra Branca to ride some giant, wild waves and catch it all on film for this year's Big Wave Awards. They've both made the finals - along with James's brother Tyler, seen here riding the monster - putting each in the running to win $35,000 for their efforts at tomorrow night's award ceremony in Manly, New South Wales. If they win, it will be money well earned; as James and Mikey tell Helen Shield, there's plenty of risk in a big wave adventure.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at ABC Tasmania