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…

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 […]

Cabbage

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

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 […]

May in the Garden

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

Holistic Management and VEG: Part One – Defining the Whole Under Management

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

Spring onion

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

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 […]

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 […]

Tank mistakes

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

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 […]

April in the Garden

Yes, the days are getting shorter. Yes, the first frosts may soon be here.  But don’t simply run around shouting […]

Onion

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