Gardening Class: Growing Tomatoes

Explore everything you need to know about growing tomatoes in Brisbane!



4 hours Class size 1 to 20     label $120

Looking for unique Brisbane activities? This intensive gardening workshop will teach you everything you need to know about growing tomatoes in Brisbane.

Everyone loves tomatoes! They are by far the favourite crop on our farm. However, they can be very challenging plants to grow, especially in a subtropical environment such as Brisbane.

Over the years we have learnt a few tricks and techniques to help ensure an abundant harvest from your plants.

From selecting the right varieties, preparing your soil and planting, to pruning and feeding. With care, attention and the right techniques, tomato plants can provide you with fresh tomatoes for months on end.

Class outline:

  • Learn the basics of tomato plant nutrition and biology.
  • Seed selection and suitable varieties.
  • Organic soil health and preparation.
  • Raising healthy seedlings.
  • Planting, pruning and trellising tomato plants.
  • Dealing with diseases and pests.
  • And finally harvesting, cooking and preserving the bounty.

Our aim through this workshop is to share with you everything we have learnt about growing tomatoes, in a way that applies to any garden. So if you're a serious food grower, or simply a tomato enthusiast who wants to come along and get their hands in the soil, please join us!


Knowledge required
Absolute beginners welcome.
 
What you'll get
  • Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.
  • Information pack: Notes on growing tomatoes at home in your own garden or balcony.
  • Samples: We’ll have a variety of our tomatoes for you to try and experience the difference in homegrown taste.
  • Tomato seedling: You’ll take your very own tomato seedling home ready to plant in your garden!
What to bring
  • Paper and a pen to make your own notes.
  • Closed in shoes, sun protection and a water bottle.
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 15 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.


Neighbourhood Farm adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

Location

Neighbourhood Farm - 165 Blackheath Road, Corinda QLD

Your teacher
Neighbourhood Farm
Neighbourhood Farm

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Neighbourhood Farm is a small-scale bio-intensive market garden based in Oxley, Brisbane. Using the best organic and regenerative farming practices we produce a wide range of fresh vegetables and herbs which are sold directly to the local community through our roadside shop, along with several local cafes and restaurants around Brisbane.

Our vision is a simple one, to create a vibrant and productive growing space in our neighbourhood, nourishing our local community as well as educating and inspiring others to live more sustainably.

Verified reviews

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Victoria Taylor Sep 2021


Such a fun day of learning, alongside beautiful people and produce. I recommend heading to the farm for a visit or a workshop. Thanks Matt and Micha

Karen Laird Sep 2021


This was a great workshop. The presenters, Mat and Mica, where very knowledgeable and down to earth. Everything we were taught was demonstrated in their amazing gardens.
Loved how hands on it was and the supporting material will remain a valuable resource throughout my tomato growing career.
I wasn’t expecting a delicious, organic lunch. Thanks Mat and Mica. Please keep me informed about your next up and coming workshops.

Peta Walker Sep 2021


Great morning at Neighbourhood farm - learnt so much not only about tomatoes but also vege gardening in general. Mika and Matt are extremely knowledgeable and very inspiring - will be back for future workshops.

Gardening Class: Growing Tomatoes review by Peta Walker

Jane Tunstall Sep 2021


Teachers were good communicators and passionate about their subject. I learnt a lot about growing tomatoes. Delicious fresh produce lunch served. Informative booklet provided. Thanks enjoyable time on the urban farm.

Gardening Class: Growing Tomatoes review by Jane Tunstall

Gretel Bakker Sep 2021


Unbelievably knowledgeable by Matt and Meka. Thankyou Loved the class. Food was great! Learnt a lot.

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