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-July Recipes

When you’ve got home grown vegetables, they taste so good, you’ll find you don’t need all spices.  This next recipe […]

December in the Garden

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

How to attract good insects

Predator insects can do our pest control work for us by controlling the numbers of pest insects in our VEG […]

Rocket

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

VEG Duck Survey

In late 2011 VEG will launch its Duck Campaign.  The Duck Campaign aims to take ducks to the people like […]

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% […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beetroot

Beta Vulgaris Family: Chenopodiaceae The beetroot belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family along with Quinoa and Spinach amongst others. Beetroot varieties […]

April-May Recipes

There are still plenty of green tomatoes around and plenty of apples too, try this chutney recipe from Nathan’s mum […]

March in the Garden

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