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…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Worm farms for doggy doo

Dogs do it, we all do it! If you have a canine companion you will know that along with the […]

September in the Garden

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

April-May Recipes

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

March in the Garden

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