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…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rocket

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

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

By Dan Palmer, April 2014   In Part One of this series we introduced Holistic Management and went through the […]

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% […]

September in the Garden

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

Cabbage

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

December in the Garden

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

August – September Recipes

It may be late winter, early spring but in our home gardens there’s broccoli, cauliflower, rainbow chard, beetroot, lettuce, oranges, […]

Spring onion

Allium ascalonicum Family: Alliaceae Spring onions have been used in China and Japan for centuries. They have a white stalk […]

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 […]