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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…

Parsley

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

August – September Recipes

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

December in the Garden

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

Broccoli

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

Onion

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

Lettuce

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

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 […]

Cabbage

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

Radish

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

May in the Garden

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

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 […]