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Vital Veg, organic farm, fertility-building ley
Posted on Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 11:47
On the farm We’ve been making the most of the good weather, and managed to finish planting all the potatoes last week.  This week we’ll be starting to sow parsnips, early carrots, beetroots and broad beans.  All in readiness to harvest for...
Vital Veg, organic farm, seedlings
Posted on Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 11:00
On the farm Things are hotting up on the farm – and certainly in the polytunnels.  What a difference the extra hours of daylight and few degrees in warmth make. Our seeds are starting to germinate faster, and the seedlings are beginning to gr...
Vital Veg, organic farm, seedlings
Posted on Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 14:14
On the farm It’s a busy time on the farm just now, as spring makes a welcome appearance. We have spotted some bees going about, and even a few butterflies!  Jason has been sowing and planting all sorts of delicious veggies which we look fo...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Persian clover
Posted on Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 13:40
On the Farm Over the years here at Vital Veg we have watched as the number and variety of birds on the farm have increased.  We welcome their input since they help to reduce some of the insects that might damage some of our vegetables, whilst l...
Vital veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 20 February, 2017 - 11:03
On the farm We have been busy sorting out our seed potatoes.  They are all now safely in their chitting boxes.  These allow air and light around the tubers to keep them in good condition until planting time.  The tubers will go green....
Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes
Posted on Monday, 6 February, 2017 - 12:15
On the farm We are expecting the seed potatoes this month.  These come from Skea Organics in Dundee who specialize in growing organic seed potatoes, and who have a good range of varieties.  This year we are growing Nicola, Ambo, Cara, Ar...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Aberdeenshire, leeks, field
Posted on Monday, 30 January, 2017 - 10:46
On the farm We are almost at the end of January!  How did that happened so fast?  We will soon be sowing our new-season leeks (leeks are the slowest-growing of all our vegetables and need an early start), along with salads and early carrot...
Vital Veg, organic farm, broccoli
Posted on Monday, 23 January, 2017 - 15:19
Why seasonal veg makes sense The recent cold and wet weather in mainland Europe has been causing problems with the supply of out-of-season vegetables to the UK.  Shoppers have become accustomed in recent times, to being able to buy tender pro...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Monday, 16 January, 2017 - 12:16
What will 2017 bring? As growers we often wish that we could have a crystal ball, allowing us to see what the season will be like.  Should we plant those extra tender crops or not?  Is the season going to be long enough to make it worthw...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 9 January, 2017 - 15:21
Happy New Year! We would like to wish you all the very best for 2017, hoping that it brings peace, health and happiness in abundance. It’s all systems go here on the farm, with final planning in full swing for all the crops we look forward to h...

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