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Organic leek seedlings at Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2018 - 15:38
On the Farm We are now in top gear on the farm, with seeds and plants literally flying!  We have started planting out the main late summer, autumn and winter crops, and are three quarters of the way through our schedule of carrot and beetroot s...
Preparing soil for Organic beetroot, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 7 May, 2018 - 11:38
On the Farm What a difference a week makes!  The warmth after pleasant spring showers has made things really begin to grow outdoors.  We have been doing the first of the weeding for the potatoes, carrots and parsnips.  Weeding the s...
Organic carrots, local produce, Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 30 April, 2018 - 11:51
On the Farm Wind the clock back a couple of week, and the last thing we would have been celebrating on the farm was rain.  But we have been glad to see it lately.  The ground was verging on too dry (I know, hard to believe!), and the recen...
Detail of the potato planter at Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 23 April, 2018 - 15:20
On the Farm Hurrah!  The tatties are planted.  Just two weeks behind our planned planting date, which is something close to a miracle, given how bad things were looking last week.  We have also sown the parsnips and the first carrots...
organic leeks at Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 16 April, 2018 - 11:52
On the Farm It is almost feeling like spring now – hurrah!  The cucumbers are germinating, which is always a fine sign.  We have sown these a little later than usual on account of the unseasonably cold weather – but they are here now, and...
Organic spinach at Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 9 April, 2018 - 13:43
On the Farm At last a ray of sunshine!  The sun has even been strong enough to cause some of the ploughed fields to steam… If you have never seen this dramatic phenomenon it is worth looking for on a cool but sunny day if you are out and about...
Organic swedes, Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 2 April, 2018 - 12:10
On the Farm Where is that sunshine?!  Lots this week please, so that we can get going with the new crops in the fields! We are coming to the end of our homegrown swedes for this year.  They are one of the under-rated vegetables, not hel...
Organic potatoes at Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 26 March, 2018 - 14:53
On the Farm Now that the clocks have sprung forward things the pressure is on.  We hope to be making the final preparations for our potato planting, and plan to get these in the ground in the next 10-14 days.  You have almost eaten all of...
Organic beetroot harvesting at Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 26 March, 2018 - 13:02
On the Farm Another mixed week weather-wise – but at least we have been spared the deep snow!  The good news is that the leeks are all sown, and we have just about finished grading the potato seed.  We hope to be planting the potatoes in t...
Alder at Vital Veg organic farm Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 21:32
On the Farm Mud, mud mud!  We are still experiencing the effects of rapid snowmelt, and this is making harvesting a slow and muddy task.  It has reached the welly-eating stage (the soil, not us!).  Even so, there are real signs o...

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