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…

July in the Garden

What to plant now (July in Melbourne and other cool temperate parts of Australia) Veggies: It’s truly cold now, but […]

Building Wicking Beds in Melbourne

We’ve now got a whole website devoted to wicking beds. You can buy conversion kits there and see an updated […]

March in the Garden

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

October in the Garden

October is a great time in the veggie patch.  Things are warming up and it’s time to get those seedlings […]

Parsley

Petroselinum crispum Family: Apiaceae Parsley is a must in any self-respecting home garden, with culinary and medicinal uses that have […]