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Vital Veg, organic farm, Aberdeenshire, snowy trees
Posted on Monday, 15 February, 2016 - 10:57
On the Farm Snowy harvest days here on the farm – and quite hard to keep the fingers warm out in the field!  However there are signs of spring, and the wonderful larks have been singing. These fabulous little birds have the biggest voices, a...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Charlotte potatoes
Posted on Monday, 8 February, 2016 - 13:56
On the Farm  We have been busy grading our home-grown seed potatoes to make sure that they are in good condition and ready for planting in about six weeks’ time.  We have also started preparing the soil for them.  This involves cuttin...
Vital Veg, Scottish Organic Forum
Posted on Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 14:58
On the Farm The seeds have arrived!  Always a happy moment on the farm.  We will soon be busy sowing new crops to fill your veg bags.  The first ones we sow will be leeks.  These need a very long growing period, and it will be...
Scottish Organic Action Plan, Vital Veg
Posted on Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 15:11
On the Farm We are delighted to say that the ground has thawed!  Thank you so much for your understanding last week; we were very disappointed to be letting you down and appreciate your patience.   Scottish Organic Action Plan:...
Vital Veg, organic produce, cabbage
Posted on Monday, 11 January, 2016 - 12:05
Happy New Year! Happy New Year everyone!  We hope that you have not been affected by the floods, and that you had a great break over the festive period. Vital Veg helps support Scotland’s new Organic Action Plan We are thrilled that Vital V...
Vital Veg, organic veg farm, scotland
Posted on Monday, 21 December, 2015 - 11:14
***Festive holiday break*** We take our annual break over the Christmas and New Year period. This year the two weeks that we will be having a break are the week beginning 28th December and the week beginning 4th January 2016. The last d...
Vital Veg, organic farm, delivery van
Posted on Monday, 7 December, 2015 - 15:28
***Festive holiday break*** We take our annual break over the Christmas and New Year period. This year the two weeks that we will be having a break are the week beginning 28th December and the week beginning 4th January 2016. The last delive...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Brussels sprouts
Posted on Monday, 30 November, 2015 - 14:24
On the farm More snow! Winter has well and truly arrived on the farm and we are donning thermals as a matter of course.  Looking forward into the New Year (not that far away now!), we are busy finalising next year’s crops, based on what we ha...
Vital Veg organic farm, snow
Posted on Monday, 23 November, 2015 - 11:03
On the farm Snow!  It looks nice (when white) and is good for making snowmen, but it is not a favourite here on the veg farm.  Snow makes harvesting cold and very slow.  Sometimes it can be hard even finding the vegetables under the...
Vital Veg organic vegetables Brussels sprouts
Posted on Monday, 16 November, 2015 - 11:05
One of the biggest challenges that we face on our veg farm (apart from the weather) is weeds.  If these are not controlled they compete with the crops and reduce the yield.  They can make the crops less beautiful and in some cases, can stop...

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