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…

May in the Garden

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

Spring onion

Allium ascalonicum Family: Alliaceae Spring onions have been used in China and Japan for centuries. They have a white stalk […]

Pak Choi (AKA Bok Choy)

Brassica rapa (subspecies chinensis) Family: Brassicaceae A hardy annual that can withstand cold and heat. Grows to around 20cm and […]

August in the Garden

What to plant… Veggies: It’s still cold but days are lengthening. If you’ve got a mini-greenhouse, you can start planting […]

Onion

Allium Cepa Family: Alliacaeae Onions are used in countless ways from crunchy onions rings to pickles and stir fries. They […]

Dealing with Lead in Soil

Check back here in on December 2011 for our page on lead in urban soils and strategies for dealing with […]

Tank mistakes

The first common tank mistake is getting too small a tank, or hooking it up to too small of a roof […]

Broad bean

Vicia FabaFamily: Fabaceae Before we can relax and get into the details about this plant, let us first say that […]

December in the Garden

The days are long and the heat is definitely setting in. Early summer is a beautiful time to while away […]

Cabbage

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

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 […]

Broccoli

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