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Vital Veg, organic farm, green manure
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 13:15
On the farm Hurrah – the nursery tunnel is now brimming with trays of newly sown leeks, along with a range of spring salads!  This week we’ll be getting going on the summer brassicas, and the red cabbages which benefit from an early start....
Vital Veg, organic farm, curly kale
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 13:10
On the farm Time to get going on the new season leeks!  We’ll be harvesting the last cut of salads from the nursery tunnel, then setting out the seed tables in readiness for sowing 20,000 leeks, plus spinach, salads and the first of the summe...
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 13:03
On the farm This time last year we were under several inches of snow, with more bad weather to come. Hard to believe.  It just goes to show how different every year can be.  We make our cropping plans, then the increasingly unpredictable...
Vital Veg, organic farm, parsnips
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 13:00
On the farm It’s been a good week on the farm – nice and dry and a good deal warmer!  Our over-wintered green manures are looking good, and will soon start adding nitrogen into the soil ready to feed the new season crops. The warmth and longe...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 12:44
On the farm We’re getting ready for sowing!  We have all our seeds and are waiting on a delivery of compost, and for the last of the winter salads in the nursery tunnels to be eaten.  Then we can start sowing the leeks.  These are t...
Vital Veg, organic farm, January King cabbage
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 12:40
On the farm Well, fingers crossed that we have seen the end of the freezing weather for a while!  Thank you to all those of you who alerted us to difficult drive-ways or roads ahead of our deliveries.  We very much appreciate this inform...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 12:33
On the farm Brrr!  It’s getting even colder, with several nights of minus seven °C or less on the cards for this week!  We are glad that we checked the forecast and dug up our root vegetables in good time for this weeks deliveries! ...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 12:32
On the farm Brrr!  It’s getting cold!  Apart from having to put on so many layers that it makes bending difficult, we need to think ahead on the farm to spot harvest windows for our field vegetables.  Leeks, swedes, cabbages (other...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 12:18
On the farm Our new-season seeds are beginning to arrive on the farm – exciting stuff! Outdoors we have made a start with our preparations for tattie planting.  We have cut the ley (fertility building mix of grass and clovers) very short and...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 12:12
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a very fine 2019!  What will it bring I wonder?   In praise of the humble leek Leeks are a great winter staple.  They are very versatile, and can be used in place of (or as well as) onions i...

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