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…

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 […]

December in the Garden

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

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 […]

Radish

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

Pak Choi (AKA Bok Choy)

Brassica rapa (subspecies chinensis) Family: Brassicaceae A hardy annual that can withstand cold and heat. Grows to around 20cm and […]

October-November Recipes

Right now we’re pulling lots of broccoli, cauliflower, greens and broadbeans out of the garden.  Let’s bring them to the […]

Onion

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

March in the Garden

Ahh March, time to launch a full scale (whoa back, also a well planned) attack on your veggie patch! Planting, […]

Broad bean

Vicia FabaFamily: Fabaceae Before we can relax and get into the details about this plant, let us first say that […]

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 […]

Rainbow Chard and Silverbeet

Beta vulgaris (subspecies maitima) Family: Chenopodiaceae A multi-coloured leafy relative of beetroot, rainbow chard and silverbeet are some of the […]

Cabbage

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