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Vital Veg, organic farm, parsnips
Posted on Monday, 22 July, 2019 - 12:25
On the farm There’s heat and sunshine in the forecast this week, which should boost ours crops. We are grateful for this because we are a month past the longest day already, and there has been relatively little sunshine. Every day until the winter...
Vital Veg, organic farm, organic red cabbage
Posted on Friday, 19 July, 2019 - 09:27
On the farm Well, it’s a bit more like summer this week. Phew, we can get back out amongst the weeds! While it is frustrating to see weeds overtaking some of our crops we have to be happy that the crops themselves are enjoying the moisture in the...
Vital Veg, organic farm, new potatoes
Posted on Monday, 1 July, 2019 - 13:19
On the farm We are certainly getting all the weather!  The combination of rain and blazing heat last week has made the crops jump in the field.  The brassicas are pushing up nicely under their protective covers, and everything looks lush...
Vital Veg, organic farm, curly kale
Posted on Monday, 24 June, 2019 - 16:03
On the farm It seems to be a case of one step forward and one back, as so often happens in life!  As I write this on Monday morning it feels distinctly wintery, with very little light and quite a lot of rain.  The courgettes will be sulk...
Vital Veg, organic farm, courgettes
Posted on Monday, 17 June, 2019 - 13:16
On the farm At last! There are signs that it is beginning to get a little warmer, a little drier and a little more summery on the farm.  So, things will begin to grow again.  Of course, the weeds have been growing all the time, and we ar...
Posted on Monday, 10 June, 2019 - 14:05
On the farm OK, enough rain for now!  It is starting to get hard to do the critical weeding required to let the carrot, beetroot and parsnip crops get a good start.  Germination of the crops has been good, but so has that of the weeds!...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 3 June, 2019 - 13:29
On the farm The leeks are in - hurrah! And so are more cauliflower, broccoli and summer cabbages, planted before we got rained off at the end of last week.  This week we will be back out on the planter again with more summer and autumn brassi...
Vital Veg, organic farm, seedlings
Posted on Monday, 27 May, 2019 - 15:06
On the farm We are working in between the downpours, and have managed to catch up with our cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli plantings.  This week we are due to plant out our leeks, so fingers crossed there is a decent break in the rain for u...
Vital Veg, organic farm, trees
Posted on Monday, 20 May, 2019 - 21:51
On the farm It’s raining, hurrah.  This means that the seeds are germinating and the newly planted plants are growing.  But so are the weeds, and the wet weather means that we can’t take the tractor on the field.  So the tension is...
Vital Veg, organic farm, beetroot
Posted on Monday, 13 May, 2019 - 13:49
On the farm It’s all go here.  We are entering the time of year when there seem to be 1001 jobs to do, and they all need doing right now!  We have planted red cabbages, summer savoys, ball-head cabbages, and the first of the cauliflowers...

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