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!

Some sections include:

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…

An Understanding Weather course? Tell us more!

VEG’s Jeremy is running the Understanding Weather course again this year (2020) so we sat him down for a chat […]

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 […]

September in the Garden

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

Broccoli

Brassica oleracea Family: Brassicaceae Broccoli is the same species as cabbage. In fact it means ‘cabbage sprout’ in Italian where […]

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. […]

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 […]

VEG Duck Survey

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

Parsley

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

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 […]

Tank mistakes

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