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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…

Pests and their symptoms

This worksheet includes two tables which should help you to identify what pest/s are effecting your vegetables.  The first table identifies […]

February in the Garden

It’s still pretty warm outside, but there are some tasty seedlings that can be planted out at the end of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holistic Management and VEG: Part One – Defining the Whole Under Management

Published by Dan Palmer, March 2014 For the last several years, VEG has been using something called Holistic Management as […]

Rainbow Chard and Silverbeet

Beta vulgaris (subspecies maitima) Family: Chenopodiaceae A multi-coloured leafy relative of beetroot, rainbow chard and silverbeet are some of the […]

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 […]

May in the Garden

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

Broad bean

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

Rocket

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