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…

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 […]

Broad bean

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

An Understanding Weather course? Tell us more!

VEG’s Jeremy is running the Understanding Weather course again this year (2020) so we sat him down for a chat […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Radish

Raphanus sativus Family: Brassicaceae If you haven’t ever tried to grow food for yourself here is your new best friend. […]

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 […]

Worm farms for doggy doo

Dogs do it, we all do it! If you have a canine companion you will know that along with the […]

December in the Garden

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

Holistic Management(R) and VEG: Part Three – Putting Your Holistic Context to Work

By Dan Palmer, April 2014 NOTE: Dan has HUGELY evolved and updated this content since it was first written in […]