I have started growing heirloom tomato plants to sell at local markets, but I have grown more than I have sold and I have some that are getting too big for their pots and need to be planted out. I was searching the internet looking for community/school gardens around Brisbane/Logan that I could offer free tomato plants to and came across your post. I have Black Krim, Black Russian, Rouge De Marmande and an open-pollinated variety (some consider it an heirloom as it was bred in 1970s) that is very heat and humidity tolerant called Floradade. Do you know any people, like the gentleman you mentioned, of groups who that might like some (or lots) of tomatoes?
Kathy I would be delighted to buy some lack Krim, Black Russian and the other 2 off you for my own garden but I have changed jobs and no one is looking after the harden of the school. However, if you find Logan Food Gardeners on this site, you may find some very happy and willing takers, even buyers. Contact Lynn and you'll be ok. PM me if you would not mind me buying my favourites, but I am camping on a farm for the next 3 days- so after Thursday.
You are very kind, but I could not charge you for the four varieties I listed as they getting a bit old, so I am very happy to give them away to you - as many as you like as I have 400 plus. I started with six varieties, but planted too many for my first lot. I now have 100 different varieties (but smaller numbers per variety) at different stages and all growing faster than I can keep up with. I'll have a search for Logan Food Gardeners too. I would just be happy for my big babies to go to good homes.
hello garielle, have you contacted your local council about your CMG idea and seen if they have some vacant council land that they could let you use.
Yes Scott I have and if you read elsewhere, you'll find that the Logan council has created a requirement document that is great for people that like to be on committees and not so great for the people that need it most. I know of 3 proposals that folded because of the complexity of what Council is asking. These are gardeners, not committee people: they just want to get on with it.
To the best of my knowledge in Logan, the ones that are on private land work much better. There is a whisper of some new ideas and there are organisations for specific groups in charge of that.
Logan Council appears really helpful but after 4 years I have to say I am at a loss what would push something trough for them. There appear to be objections no matter what you do.
If you are new in this, be careful with what you assume! I truly am an optimist who believes in the power of a group of people, just not in Logan council.