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…

Parsley

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

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 […]

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% […]

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 […]

Holistic Management and VEG: Part Two – Articulating an Holistic Context

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

May in the Garden

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

Spring onion

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

Radish

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

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 […]

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 […]

Tomatoes

Solanum lycopersicumFamily: Solanaceae Ah the red in red-blooded, the wonderful ubiquitous tomato. How on earth did the Italians identify as […]

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 […]