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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....
Organic potatoes, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 24 July, 2017 - 17:05
On the farm The veg field is looking wonderful at this time of year!  This week we are sending out the first of our home-grown tatties in some of the bags – next week everyone will have our own!  The first out of the field is a variety cal...
Vital Veg. organic farm, field, tractor
Posted on Monday, 10 July, 2017 - 11:04
On the farm Phew… it’s nice to sit down for a moment!  Jenny, our Administrator, is taking a few days off so I have an excuse to retreat to the office chair.  It is always a scramble to get crops established in our sometimes skimpy Scott...
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...

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