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Organic, Savoy Cabbage, Local food, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Paleo
Posted on Monday, 13 November, 2017 - 15:17
On the farm One of the joys of veg growing is seeing the ‘fruits’ of our labour as the plants mature. When seen in their full glory, growing in the field or Keder tunnel, their magnificence is revealed. Surely the savoy cabbage must be one of THE...
Organic beetroot, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 17:14
On the farm The colder weather is really slowing the veg growth down, and we are thankful that there has been enough warmth and sunshine this summer to give us a good crop.   Most of the vegetables in the field have reached their final...
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 17:06
On the farm Brrrr!  It is getting very chilly in the veg field, and the thermals have been brought into action once again!   We are grateful for the colder weather (as long as it is not too cold…!) because it stops some of the pest...
Organic Romanesco, Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 16:52
On the farm We are pleased to have another week of the delicious Romanesco broccoli!  It has been so (relatively!) warm that we have been worried that they would bolt and lose their lovely shape.  Fortunately this has not happened.  W...
Organic Romanesco, Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 18:40
On the farm It has been a dark and very damp day today as we started harvesting for this week’s orders.  Waterproofs, wellies and thermals essential!  Getting muddy goes with the just goes with the job, especially at this time of year!...
Organic potatoes, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 9 October, 2017 - 09:51
On the farm At last it has stopped raining sufficiently for us to start harvesting potatoes again.  We are fortunate that we have a small enough acreage to be able to wait for better conditions and to protect our soils from the damage that oc...
Vital Veg, organic farm, beetroot
Posted on Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 13:40
On the farm The recent spell of rainy weather has been affecting everyone, and is delaying our tattie lifting.  We still have five varieties to lift and will have to wait for a drier spell to get this done; patience is a virtue!  The wet...
Vital Veg, organic farm, broad beans
Posted on Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 10:36
On the farm The problem of plastic pollution is making it into the press and social media more and more, and rightly so.  It is frightening to learn that plastic (often from clothing fibres) is found in many drinking water samples and on sea...
Vital Veg, organic farm, peacock butterfly, Phacelia
Posted on Monday, 4 September, 2017 - 13:37
On the farm Looking after wildlife on the farm is one of our top priorities.  Over the years, we have planted close to 30,000 trees to form wildlife habitats.  Our most recent project has been a series of hedges to enhance our main veget...
Vital Veg, organic farm, farm
Posted on Monday, 28 August, 2017 - 11:05
On the farm It has been a while since we made a farm update – it has been a busy period on the farm, and then we snatched a brief holiday… there is little chance for a break between Christmas and August, after the main field plantings are done....

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