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Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 23 November, 2020 - 14:46
On the farm Well, this week sees the very last of our cauliflower and Romanesco heading out in a few boxes. They don’t stand frost, so we need to be sure that they are all safely eaten before serious cold snaps arrive. The veg boxes are very defi...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Monday, 16 November, 2020 - 14:40
On the farm It is still very warm for the time of year, and we have yet to have a frost here are Vital Veg. We may have one later this week – we will see. Frosts are a mixed blessing for us. On the one hand they signal the end of summer and early...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 13:07
A new future for Vital Veg For the benefit of our fortnightly, occasional, and new customers, here is a repeat of last week’s news: 16 years on from “the beginning” Vital Veg has grown into a beautiful, thriving business. It has grown from a dre...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 2 November, 2020 - 13:28
A new future for Vital Veg 16 years on from “the beginning” Vital Veg has grown into a beautiful, thriving business. It has grown from a dream, via a tiny business powered by determination, a hoe and an old Subaru car (which did everything from del...
Vital Veg, organic farm, savoy cabbage
Posted on Monday, 26 October, 2020 - 14:09
On the farm The clocks have gone back. So, we get a few days with longer mornings, but the nights draw in at the other end of the day so fast! This leaves us racing against the clock to get the harvests in before dark some days. On the other hand...
Vital Veg, organic farm, cabbage
Posted on Monday, 19 October, 2020 - 14:04
What to do with white cabbage? Our lovely white cabbages are in the boxes this week. If you are unsure what to do with them, and prefer not to have too much cooked cabbage or are not in the mood for coleslaw then what about making some sauerkraut...
Vital Veg, organic farm, crop cover
Posted on Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 13:49
On the farm Well, so far so good. The carrots are mostly intact after the deluge last week – we had feared they may split. Hopefully the danger is over, but, as with everything, time will tell. The newly sown over-winter green manure that we were...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 5 October, 2020 - 14:28
On the farm Be careful what you wish for. There is a lot of truth in this old snippet of wisdom. We have been wishing for a good soak of rain for weeks. We have certainly had a good soak over the weekend and today! Our trees are sighing with...
Vital Veg, organic farm, rainbow chard
Posted on Monday, 28 September, 2020 - 13:43
On the farm Another week and another climate entirely! Wow it has been cold – just above freezing at the weekend. The thermals are all out of the cupboard and in use now! We have got our over-winter green manures sown. Just in time I hope! Th...
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...

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