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…

Lettuce

Lactuca Sativa Family: Asteracea One of the world’s most popular vegetables of which there are thousands of varieties. Lettuce is […]

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 […]

Onion

Allium Cepa Family: Alliacaeae Onions are used in countless ways from crunchy onions rings to pickles and stir fries. They […]

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 […]

VEG Duck Survey

In late 2011 VEG will launch its Duck Campaign.  The Duck Campaign aims to take ducks to the people like […]

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 […]

Broccoli

Brassica oleracea Family: Brassicaceae Broccoli is the same species as cabbage. In fact it means ‘cabbage sprout’ in Italian where […]

How to attract good insects

Predator insects can do our pest control work for us by controlling the numbers of pest insects in our VEG […]

Tank mistakes

The first common tank mistake is getting too small a tank, or hooking it up to too small of a roof […]

April-May Recipes

There are still plenty of green tomatoes around and plenty of apples too, try this chutney recipe from Nathan’s mum […]

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% […]

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 […]