I actually live near Noosa but like your website and thought, 'well I'm not THAT far away!'...
I live on a 10 acre farm near Cooroy and Tewantin...
.. growing fruit tree (peach, nectarine and plum, fig, pecan, mulberry) fruitflies probably get more than humans.. and veggies and herbs
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I admire the Cooroy community gardens, sorry am not in any community garden but do swap veggies etc with neighbours.
I am interested in:
growing garlic, asparagus, carob,
controlling lemongrass which is taking ovber the entire world on my farm (organically)
having fun sharing info online and if anyone comes to the Sunshine Coast they are welcome to say hi.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Plants and Produce, Garden Materials, Other
What I am looking for:
Sunshine Coast Region
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Good Morning Janine, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF).
Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is these is the GARDEN VISITS, 2018 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas.
We have many subjects of interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question. If you feel you are particularly adept in a field you may like to add a new Group to our List or perhaps do a talk or demonstration at one of our GV. If a yes for the GV you might like to friend me and we can see what we can do. We are always looking for new ideas.
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I am interested to know that you want to grow Carob trees. I have two males trees which are doing very well, but obviously never bear fruit and I also have a grafted bi - sexual tree which has been in for around 4 years. It has started pods but as usual in my very poor soil it has never fully developed the pods. I know of a guy on Mt Tambourine who has a good crop of pods on his tree, but his growing conditions are much better than here. You may have similar good soil and so would be a good bet that they would do well for you. My tree is quite healthy and has grown to about 5 feet on a raised site, and once again there are pods developing. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this may be the year of my first crop.
I also grow Garlic. The only types I have tried are Italian Red and Glen Large which are both low chill types. Of the two, I have planted out quite a lot (for me) of the largest producer and they are going very well this year in a raised container bed. This is set up as a wicking bed, is in full sun and is given plenty of horse manure.