VEG Library

Random Articles

Welcome to our online advice library. Here’s some random articles from it. You’ll probably find it a little easier to navigate from the menu above!

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This Month in the Garden
For what to plant now in Melbourne, and other garden ideas, check out our monthly tips and tricks. Read on…

Vegetable Lore
Every vegetable has a story to tell.  Put your ear to the ground, and come along for a horticultural, pharmaceutical, gastronomic and historical tour of the characters in your veggie bed. Read on…

June in the Garden

What to plant… Veggies: It’s truly cold now, but there’s still hope for new plantings.  Don’t expect them to move […]

Snow Peas and Sugar Snap Peas

Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon Family: Fabaceae The Fabaceae family is the third largest family of flowering plants in the world […]

Cabbage

Brassica oleraceae (capitata group) Family: Brassicaceae Cabbage is a very versatile vegetable and can be pickled, eaten raw or cooked, […]

Good insects: Predators of pests

Less than 1% of all insects are pests to humans and our food sources.  While most of the other 99% […]

Holistic Management and VEG: Part Three – Putting Your Holistic Context to Work

By Dan Palmer, April 2014 NOTE: Dan has HUGELY evolved and updated this content since it was first written in […]

Rocket

Rocket or Arugula – Eruca Sativa Family: Brassicaceae Rocket is an annual that grows up to a meter in height […]

October-November Recipes

Right now we’re pulling lots of broccoli, cauliflower, greens and broadbeans out of the garden.  Let’s bring them to the […]

March in the Garden

Ahh March, time to launch a full scale (whoa back, also a well planned) attack on your veggie patch! Planting, […]

August – September Recipes

It may be late winter, early spring but in our home gardens there’s broccoli, cauliflower, rainbow chard, beetroot, lettuce, oranges, […]

Broccoli

Brassica oleracea Family: Brassicaceae Broccoli is the same species as cabbage. In fact it means ‘cabbage sprout’ in Italian where […]

The Power of Duck

Ducks make a fantastic addition to an edible garden, and we’re committed to increasing their popularity in Melbourne backyards.  Stay […]

May in the Garden

What to plant in May With the changing of the seasons, our advice remains much the same as for April. […]