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…

Radish

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

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% […]

May in the Garden

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

Tomatoes

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

October in the Garden

October is a great time in the veggie patch.  Things are warming up and it’s time to get those seedlings […]

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 […]

August in the Garden

What to plant… Veggies: It’s still cold but days are lengthening. If you’ve got a mini-greenhouse, you can start planting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

April-May Recipes

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

Pests and their symptoms

This worksheet includes two tables which should help you to identify what pest/s are effecting your vegetables.  The first table identifies […]