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Vital Veg, organic farm, lettuce
Posted on Monday, 19 June, 2017 - 10:54
On the farm We are working very long days on the farm at the moment – until 11pm most nights, making the most of the long hours of daylight.  It’s hard to believe that the days will start getting shorter again from this week!  We’ve been...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leek seedlings
Posted on Monday, 5 June, 2017 - 12:27
On the farm We are feeling chipper so far this week – the thousands of young plants that we planted last week have had a good watering in, and so should get off to a fine start.  The rain has boosted the direct-sown crops (carrots, parsnips a...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes
Posted on Monday, 29 May, 2017 - 12:29
On the farm Just a little more rain please!  That’s our wish for the week.  The crops that are sown very shallow, such as carrots, struggle to get enough moisture to germinate if the top layer of soil keeps drying out.  Our early-so...
Vital Veg, organic farm, lettuce
Posted on Monday, 22 May, 2017 - 13:11
On the farm Rain at last!  We are very grateful for the rain, and are hoping for more this week.  The combination of moisture, warmth and sunshine are great for our veg.  Weeds are faster than veg though, so this is our next most pres...
Vital Veg, organic farm, sowing, field
Posted on Monday, 15 May, 2017 - 10:45
On the farm We have been busy sowing seeds this week – all sorts of different varieties and colours of carrots and beetroot for harvesting later in the year.  Swede seeds have also been sown.  It’s time to plant out the brassica seedling...
Vital Veg, organic farm, seedlings
Posted on Monday, 8 May, 2017 - 11:39
On the farm This week in the veg field we will be sowing broad beans, and yet more carrots and beetroots to ensure a long supply for you.  We grow beetroots for Huntly Herbs, who make delicious organic chutneys and jams (you can find these in...
Vital Veg, organic farm, flower meadow, cowslips
Posted on Monday, 8 May, 2017 - 11:17
On the farm Hot – cold – hot – cold… faster than going from a Swedish sauna to an ice pond!  This is what is happening in our polytunnels at the moment.  One moment the sun comes out and the temperature ramps up, so we need to open the v...
Vital Veg, organic farm, hot mustard
Posted on Monday, 17 April, 2017 - 13:39
On the farm It’s out with the old and in with the new at this time of year, here on the farm. The last of the kale will be in this week’s veg bags, as we look forward to the new season – always an exciting time!  We have been sowing cucumb...
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...

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