Spring brings bounty to Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront
Spring is always a blooming marvellous time at Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront and nowhere is that more evident than in the fabulous vegetable gardens and fruit trees around the over-50s lifestyle resort.
Homeowner Barbara Petrie, head of the gardening group, says that the group is ready for the warmer months with the end of the winter vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and planting underway for the summer vegetables including cucumber, beetroot, spring onions and zucchinis.
“It’s all looking good,” she said.
“We have 15 active members in our group and a Monday to Sunday watering roster.
“On Sundays we go out to buy new seedlings and have a working bee on Mondays to plant them.”
Barbara says the group likes to keep things as natural as possible and does not use pesticides on the crops.
“We’ve planted marigolds which are said to be good for keeping insects away and we use slug pellets but that’s all. The only other thing we do is put shade cloth over to stop the white moths.”
The four large and two smaller raised garden beds are the pride of the community after having been submerged in the floods of 2022.
“We’re now back to where we were three years ago,” said Barbara.
“We have an abundance of crops which we harvest every Monday and sell at the Country Club with all funds raised going back to buying more seedlings and equipment for the garden group.”
In addition to the resident-run vegetable garden, Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront has an avenue of fruit trees that was part of the initial resort plantings.
Resort Manager Maureen Johnson says there are 50 fruit trees including lemons, limes and oranges for the residents to enjoy.
“At the moment they are in different stages – some are in flower or just budding while others are already in fruit,” she said.
“The citrus trees attract a lot of bees, particularly when they’re flowering, which helps pollinate all the rest of the beautiful gardens, including those established by our hard-working gardening group!”
This is your last chance to make a simply lifechanging move to Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront. There are only five homes remaining on premium sites overlooking the Caboolture River. These three-bedroom homes feature luxurious inclusions including kitchens with premium appliances and walk-in pantries and spacious alfresco areas with green views.