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…

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 […]

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 […]

Beetroot

Beta Vulgaris Family: Chenopodiaceae The beetroot belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family along with Quinoa and Spinach amongst others. Beetroot varieties […]

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 […]

May in the Garden

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

VEG Duck Survey

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

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 […]

Tank mistakes

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

Cabbage

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

April-May Recipes

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

September in the Garden

The smell of jasmine and apple blossoms are now upon us.  Spring is here! What to plant… Veggies: You can […]