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Organic leeks, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire, Organic Veg
Posted on Monday, 23 July, 2018 - 10:03
On the Farm We have our own potatoes in boxes this week – a few weeks earlier than usual thanks to the warm weather.  Indeed, the summer flush of veg is now upon us, and the field is full of vegetables ready to harvest.  As often happens,...
Organic kohl rabi, Vital Veg, Abereenshire
Posted on Monday, 23 July, 2018 - 09:55
On the Farm I don’t know about you, but we are finding the continuing hot, dry weather very tiring!  Things should be slowing a little on the farm, going from our super-busy main planting period to weeding and cropping.  The weather has th...
Organic courgettes, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 23 July, 2018 - 09:52
On the Farm Still dry for the field crops…  just an hour or so of light drizzle on Sunday night, enough to wet the leaves but not much more.  This certainly is a challenging year.  We have lost 30% of our root crops (later sowings...
Organic lettuce, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 2 July, 2018 - 18:18
On the Farm Still dry for the field crops…  not much more to say, other than that we’d obviously love some rain!  And in the meantime we are enjoying the sunshine and trying not to worry about lost growth.  Hot boxes This hot weat...
Organic cabbages, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 25 June, 2018 - 18:01
On the Farm A shortage of rain is a rare thing in Scotland – but it looks like we are headed that way.  It is not great news because our crop growth slows and some later sown crops are endangered.  We don’t have irrigation in our fields –...
Riding up organic potatoes, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 18 June, 2018 - 16:04
On the Farm Phew!  We have planted all of our outdoor crops now.  Well, all except the beetroots that we’ve sown to replace the ones that have failed to establish because of the dry weather.  It is “just” a case of weeding the crops,...
Organic broad beans at Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire, organic veg
Posted on Monday, 11 June, 2018 - 16:35
On the Farm Still dry, but much cooler and very misty some mornings this week here on the farm.  On the plus side we are well ahead with our weeding programme for the outdoor crops, and all the early sown and early planted crops are doing great...
Vital Veg, organic farm, cabbages under cover, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 15:13
On the Farm It is still very dry on the farm.  There has been rain about, but so far it has missed us.  Fortunately there is still a good amount of moisture at depth, and as soon as the young plants can get their roots down a few inches th...
Organic broccoli, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 28 May, 2018 - 15:28
On the Farm Rain dances please!  The soil is beginning to get on the dry side of comfortable, and is inducing a bit of nail-biting here on the farm.  It is three and a half weeks since we last had a decent shower of rain, so it is time for...
Vital Veg, organic farm, broad beans
Posted on Monday, 28 May, 2018 - 14:51
On the Farm A super-short newsletter this week!  Apologies for this, but it is all hands on deck (or all hands in the soil!) on the farm this week.  We are taking advantage of the great weather to plant as many veg as we can right now....

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