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Market gardens

Join this Vicfix campaign to germinate missing information about turn-of-the-century market gardens

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About market gardens in Victoria

From Moorabbin to Kinglake and beyond, a breathtaking variety of heirloom fruits, vegetables and grains were grown for markets in Melbourne and throughout the colony at the turn of the 20th century. 

Victorian newspapers from the late-19th and early-20th century offer fascinating details about long-vanished cultivars, and report on some novel methods of fruit tree pruning and cultivation.

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  • Choose an article listed below and click through to correct it on Trove (see our How-to guide).
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Market gardens

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