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Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 3 May, 2021 - 21:01
On the farm Cold, cold, cold! But at least we have nice damp soil now with all this rain/sleet/hail! We are almost up to date with sowing our carrots and beetroots, along with outdoor chard – having managed to get a lot sown over the weekend befor...
Vital Veg, organic farm, salad
Posted on Wednesday, 28 April, 2021 - 16:38
On the farm And so we go back to the cold weather again. At least it is raining! In the same breath as being thankful for the rain, I am grumbling that it has been a day of little sunshine and less warmth. No pleasing me apparently! But it is li...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes
Posted on Wednesday, 21 April, 2021 - 13:46
On the farm Hurrah! The potatoes are all safely planted at last. There are 10 varieties, so it is quite time consuming changing the seed in the planting machine! It would certainly be easier to just grow one variety. However, having a diversity...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes
Posted on Monday, 12 April, 2021 - 21:10
On the farm The great catch up begins! As we emerge from the grasp of winter (we hope!) we can finally get going on planting our potatoes, sowing broad beans, carrots, beetroots and parsnips outdoors! Oh, let’s hope that the last of the blizzards...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Wednesday, 7 April, 2021 - 11:49
On the farm It’s looking like another week of wild wind and temperatures tipping all over the place. The tunnels have been up to 35 °C in the sun, with the vents and doors open, and down to minus 2.4 °C at night so far this week. We have been usin...
Vital Veg, organic farm, seed potatoes
Posted on Thursday, 1 April, 2021 - 11:23
On the farm Almost T-shirt weather on the farm today in the sunshine! Looks like it may be a lumpy start to spring though, with freezing nights and even some snow in the forecast over the next 10 days. As always, we will see what happens! In th...
Vital Veg, organic farm, purslane
Posted on Monday, 22 March, 2021 - 18:53
On the farm The lovely weather has brought on a flush of germination in our nursery tunnel, with leeks, beetroots, salads and early cabbages all now beginning to show. This is my favourite time of year. It holds such promise, and hope for the comi...
Vital Veg, organic farm, polytunnel
Posted on Monday, 15 March, 2021 - 17:26
On the farm Sowing is well under way – hurrah! Even though it is still cold outside the tunnels are quite cosy, especially during the daytime. With the longer days, this gives a chance for indoor crops and seedlings to make some good progress. Th...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Wednesday, 10 March, 2021 - 10:07
On the farm The new leeks are sown! Five varieties for 2021. We will start harvesting these in late August or September, starting with Chinook, and then go through Navajo, Tadorna, Atlanta and finally Bandit next April and May! Next on our sowi...
Vital Veg, organic farm, winter lettuce
Posted on Monday, 1 March, 2021 - 20:31
On the farm This is a time of change on the farm, as the days get longer and brighter. Many of the field crops that have seen us through the winter are now coming to an end, and we are busy sowing the new crops. To cover the gap we will soon be re...

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