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…

January in the Garden

This month will be your absolute last chance to sow some summer crops for autumn harvest, so slip, slop, slap […]

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 […]

Radish

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

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% […]

August – September Recipes

It may be late winter, early spring but in our home gardens there’s broccoli, cauliflower, rainbow chard, beetroot, lettuce, oranges, […]

Cabbage

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

Tank mistakes

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

April-May Recipes

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

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 […]

Lettuce

Lactuca Sativa Family: Asteracea One of the world’s most popular vegetables of which there are thousands of varieties. Lettuce is […]

Tomatoes

Solanum lycopersicumFamily: Solanaceae Ah the red in red-blooded, the wonderful ubiquitous tomato. How on earth did the Italians identify as […]