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Vital Veg, organic farm, cabbages
Posted on Monday, 21 September, 2020 - 13:49
On the farm It is hard to believe that it is almost October. We had temperatures in the mid 20’s on the farm this weekend. Great for our beginner’s dry stone walling classes, which went down a treat. On the other hand such warm days are confu...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potato picking
Posted on Monday, 14 September, 2020 - 20:26
On the farm What a busy week we had last week! It was potatoes, hay and walling on top of looking after our veg crops in the field and tunnels. Potatoes Our potato harvest is safely in the shed. Just shy of 7.5 tonnes all in, most of it lifte...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 7 September, 2020 - 20:14
On the farm It’s potato harvest week on the farm! Up ‘til now we have been harvesting just the quantity of potatoes that we need for each week. Now it is time to lift our main crop and get them safely into the shed. We lift them at this time of y...
Vital Veg, ladybird hatching
Posted on Monday, 31 August, 2020 - 20:50
On the farm The first of our Romanesco is in some of the veg boxes this week. Romanesco is a cross between cauliflower and broccoli, and is a strange but beautiful looking veg! Cook it as you would do with either cauliflower or broccoli. It has a...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 - 20:56
On the farm Cooler weather. As with almost all events in the veg field it is a mixed blessing. Cooler weather takes pressure off on harvest days, and means that our very heat-sensitive veg (especially cauliflower and broccoli) cause us less angst...
Vital Veg, organic farm, beetroot with weeds
Posted on Monday, 17 August, 2020 - 20:24
On the farm The veg field has started to take on some characteristics of a tropical jungle this summer! Some of our vegetables are growing rather larger than usual, and while we do try to harvest them at a “sensible” size (i.e. a size that might fi...
Vital Veg, organic farm, courgettes
Posted on Wednesday, 12 August, 2020 - 19:40
Boxes We are now packing our veg into our lovely reusable cardboard boxes again. We will quarantine them each week before sending them out. Please remember to give these a good wipe out and to leave them for us when we come with your next delivery –...
Vital Veg, organic farm, summer savoy
Posted on Wednesday, 5 August, 2020 - 12:03
Boxes We are now packing our veg into our lovely reusable cardboard boxes again. We are glad to say goodbye to the bags. We will quarantine them each week before sending them out. Please remember to give these a good wipe out and to leave them for...
Vital Veg, organic farm, new potatoes
Posted on Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 - 18:07
On the farm We have been enjoying seeing the wildlife as we work on the farm, perhaps even more than usual because of the strange times we’re going through. It’s wonderful to see other creatures going about their daily business unconcerned about que...
Vital Veg, organic farm, phacelia and bees
Posted on Monday, 20 July, 2020 - 20:11
On the farm We have welcomed the rain, and now we would like the sun and warmth back please! The rain has been great and really boosted out crops. Some of the rows of beetroot in the drier part of the field have been struggling a little. It is am...

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