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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…

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 […]

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 […]

Holistic Management(R) 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 […]

Broad bean

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

March in the Garden

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

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 […]

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 […]

January in the Garden

This month will be your absolute last chance to sow some summer crops for autumn harvest, so slip, slop, slap […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]