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…

Rocket

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

November in the Garden

For the Melbourne climate… In the veggie patch It’s getting late for planting a few things from seed but you […]

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

Published by Dan Palmer, March 2014 NOTE: Dan has HUGELY evolved and updated this content since it was first written […]

Onion

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

Tank mistakes

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

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 […]

September in the Garden

The smell of jasmine and apple blossoms are now upon us.  Spring is here! What to plant… Veggies: You can […]

VEG Duck Survey

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

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 […]

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 […]

Broccoli

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

Cabbage

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