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Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 11 November, 2019 - 16:32
On the Farm Brrr! It is certainly getting cold now. After the persistent rain last week some of our field drains failed to cope, with water bubbling up among our crops. This is really not ideal, especially when the water then freezes. Ice and ve...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 4 November, 2019 - 18:13
On the Farm Ah… spoke too confidently about staying dry in last week’s newsletter! Jason has taken the brunt of the rain this week while getting in the cabbages and kales. Spare him a thought! We managed to get the root veg for this week’s boxes...
Vital Veg, organic farm, parsnips
Posted on Monday, 28 October, 2019 - 13:27
On the Farm A much better week! No soakings while harvesting – hurrah! The autumn light in the veg field is beautiful at the moment. The birds are in full autumn song, setting up their territories for the new year, and the local flock of Long-Tai...
Vital Veg, organic farm, winter salad
Posted on Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 13:15
On the Farm What a lot of rain last week! Our field is rather wet and muddy, and hence some of the roots are muddy too. We are really happy that we managed to lift the potato crop before the deluge. At this time of year it can take ages for the so...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes
Posted on Monday, 14 October, 2019 - 18:59
On the Farm At last, the tatties are all safely lifted and in the store for winter. Jason and I used to pick these all by ourselves, spreading the task of gathering up to seven tons over a number of weeks. For the last three years we have brought...
Vital Veg, organic farm, rocket
Posted on Monday, 7 October, 2019 - 18:53
On the Farm Lots of lovely seedlings in our tunnels waiting to be planted for winter salads! Now that the weather is cooling rapidly we can at last reduce some of our outdoor vegetable work – all except harvesting of course! This goes on every w...
Vital Veg, organic farm, orange legged wasp on parsley
Posted on Thursday, 3 October, 2019 - 09:52
On the Farm A lovely orange legged wasp on our parsley - lives in our hedges and helps control caterpillars! Autumn is truly on the way. The wonderful geese are increasingly making their presence known in the skies, with their constant chatte...
Vital Veg, organic farm, lettuce
Posted on Monday, 23 September, 2019 - 12:33
On the Farm The occasional colder night has been enough to stop our courgettes in their tracks, and so this week sees the last few heading out in orders. Likewise this is the last week of broad beans. We have had fewer of these than usual this ye...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes
Posted on Monday, 23 September, 2019 - 11:50
On the Farm We are gearing up to lifting our maincrop potatoes. This is a big job for us, with almost an acre to lift. Because we are small scale, we don’t use the huge lifters that you will start seeing around the countryside about now. Instead...
Vital Veg, organic farm, courgettes
Posted on Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 11:13
On the Farm Soil – this is truly wonderful stuff. In fact without it we would be scuppered because we depend on it to keep us alive. And in fact healthy soil is not only the provider of our food (via the plants that grow in it and the animals th...

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