The Little Veggie Patch Co.

Hello All,
Last weekend we cleared a patch of garden that was covered in weeds in anticipation of planting some vegetable seeds I picked up from the Little Veggie Patch Co. a few weeks ago.  
The Little Veggie Patch Co are a Melbourne based business that specialise in the design, installation and maintenance of chemical-free vegetable gardens.  They have a stylish nursery that makes vegetable gardening feel very cool.

They sell these packets of heirloom seeds and I’m totally in love with the packaging.

They have a book out about how to grow veggies in small spaces and their website is definitely worth a look for some inspiration.  I can almost taste the bruschetta now made with these beautiful home grown heirloom tomatoes, perfect for weekend brunch or lunch.  My daughter was off school sick today so had limited time to get this post up…but I’ll include a bruschetta recipe here tomorrow.

Update:  As promised Bruschetta recipe follows, I made this bruschetta after school drop off so it was breakfast…so tasty and a perfect example of using a few ingredients but the best you can find to make something really simple and yummy.


Toast some rustic, country style bread slices.

Rub toast once over with half a clove of garlic if you wish.

Drizzle with some olive oil and top with diced tomatoes mixed with basil, olive oil and some sea salt and pepper or

Sliced avocado, a squeeze of lemon and top with cannellini beans (from a tin & rinsed), salt, pepper and finish with a little drizzle of olive oil.

Pile filling on top of toast and savour the experience.

Catherine xx


  1. Lauren

    This is a perfect illustration of how our two worlds are topsy turvy. Neel just cleared out our veggie patches for winter yesterday and here you are, readying yours for planting. Ours was not that successful this year (not enough light), so we'll spend our winter making plans. Can't wait to watch yours unfold.

  2. mel

    Bruschetta is my favourite, it's a true testament to the quality of the ingredients though so your home grown tomatoes would would be a treat!
    It's my dream to have a vegie patch but sadly not very talented at keeping plants happy…

  3. tina

    First off, what great packaging. That Nursery looks right up my street.

    I MUST get that book. If I manage to not kill my herbs, then I would like to attempt growing some vegetables:)

    I LOVE Bruschetta and yours, of course, look so yummy!

    I've just had heirloom tomatoes for lunch!!! xx

  4. Anastasia

    I love Brushetta! Yum! Goodluck with the vegie patch, I wish I had more of a green thumb. My parents cleared a quarter of their garden and have a great vegetable garden now – we get lots of fresh organic greens! SO good!
    the seed packaging is super!
    Hey Im off to melbourne in November – Im going to go back and search your blog for melbourne cafes recs!

  5. Amanda

    I love bruschetta – they are so simple, yet so satisfying. Good luck with the veggie patch. I would have bought those seeds just for the packaging – although my record of growing anything at all from seed is unbelievably poor!

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