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…

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 […]

Parsley

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

April-May Recipes

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

Broad bean

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

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 […]

Holistic Management(R) and VEG: Part Three – Putting Your Holistic Context to Work

By Dan Palmer, April 2014 NOTE: Dan has HUGELY evolved and updated this content since it was first written in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Power of Duck

Ducks make a fantastic addition to an edible garden, and we’re committed to increasing their popularity in Melbourne backyards.  Stay […]

Tank mistakes

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

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% […]