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Vital Veg, organic farm, seeds
Posted on Monday, 22 February, 2021 - 15:07
On the farm Well, the brief snow episode now seems like one of those odds dreams which you are not quite sure was real or not! We do still have a smattering of snow-drifts in the shady spots and hedge bottoms to remind us, but other than that it is...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 09:50
On the farm What a difference a few days make! The temperatures have gone from -14 °C at the lowest to +7 °C today, and double digits (positive!) on the cards for the end of this week. We have seen the most magnificent, and largest snowdrifts in t...
Vital Veg, organic farm, snowy polytunnels
Posted on Friday, 12 February, 2021 - 11:59
For only the third time in 16 years we sadly had to cancel our deliveries this week. We have had over a metre of snow falling here, and it is now in a steadily compacting layer about 18 inches deep. We need to spend even more time clearing our tunn...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Sunday, 7 February, 2021 - 15:45
On the farm Here at Vital Veg HQ in Midmar we have been experiencing sub-zero conditions for days. This week has been particularly cold, with nights dipping below minus 8 °C. This means that we have had to stop harvesting our root veg because the...
Vital Veg, organic farm, swedes
Posted on Saturday, 30 January, 2021 - 19:27
On the farm And the cold continues! We have had several consecutive nights below minus five out of the farm, and there are more in the forecast until the beginning of next month. Some days have been close to freezing, or even below. This makes thi...
Vital Veg, organic farm, snowy polytunnels
Posted on Wednesday, 20 January, 2021 - 11:16
On the farm It is cold! We have already had far more frost this winter than we have had in the last few years. For us is a good thing, as it helps restore the balance on the farm, preventing the buildup of potential pests such as greenfly. Of cou...
Vital Veg, organic farm, beetroot in snow
Posted on Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 - 11:00
Happy New Year I know that it seems that 2021 has been underway for a while already, but these are the first veg boxes of the year, so it seems an appropriate moment to send wishes of good health and happiness to everyone. 2021 does look set to be...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 21 December, 2020 - 22:29
Thank You Thank you, Dear Customer, for choosing to buy your fresh produce from Vital Veg in 2020. We know that you have many possible sources to choose from, and we really appreciate that you chose us. It has been a tough year for everyone....
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 15:08
On the farm Wet, wet, wet, wet, wet! Well, at least we can be sure that our wells are now topped up, and that the soil on the farm and woodland is hydrated to a good depth! The short days at this time of year allow us to get on with indoor tasks...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 7 December, 2020 - 14:46
On the farm Temperatures are bumping around in the very cool to cold zone, making life interesting in the harvest field, and good warm wellies are now an essential piece of kit! The lowest temperature has been -5 °C, but fortunately all the vegetab...

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