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Vital Veg, organic farm, fritillary butterfly
Posted on Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 - 12:17
On the farm What great growing weather! The crops are loving this sunshine in the wake of the rain at the beginning of the month. The potatoes in particular worship the sunshine, and it won’t be long before we start lifting the first of our early...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Friday, 16 July, 2021 - 11:42
On the farm Our weeding team are almost at the end of our row crops (carrots, parsnips, beetroots and swede) – all done laid down on our (very comfy) weeding trollies! I totted up the distance weeded – 4.6 km. Well done team!! They will be moving...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Wednesday, 7 July, 2021 - 18:55
On the farm Ah – rain! A good maxim for life is “all things in moderation”. That’s certainly true of veg growing. Just a few weeks ago we were hoping for the rain to end. Now we are delighted to feel it on our faces once again. It is well time...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Wednesday, 30 June, 2021 - 11:43
On the farm Phew – what a heat! It is perfect weather for getting ahead of the weeds. Weeding is a fine balance between doing enough to let the crop be the best it can be, and not so much that we remove valuable food and habitat for wildlife....
Vital Veg, organic farm, wildflower meadow
Posted on Monday, 21 June, 2021 - 18:14
On the farm And so the solstice.. Today is the pivot on which the year turns. Every year we seem to arrive at the summer solstice earlier than the year before. But perhaps that’s just a sign of age. Or perhaps it’s a sign that our springs are ge...
Vital Veg, organic farm, lettuce
Posted on Wednesday, 16 June, 2021 - 13:30
On the farm Just one week to go before the summer solstice – and then every day gets that little bit shorter. So we are galloping on with our planting and sowing and making the most of the days. The weather is helping us, with the potatoes especia...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 7 June, 2021 - 22:22
On the farm Another lovely week! The farm is a beautiful place to be – but the good weather makes it even better. We are able to catch up, and amazingly we are not far off our plan now. Most of the crops are not more than 7 days behind an average...
Vital Veg, organic farm, nature
Posted on Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 11:50
On the farm What a difference a week makes! At last we have glorious sunshine and proper signs of summer. There is a lot of pent up growth in the plants – so the veg field is suddenly bursting into life. Hurrah! It is all systems go now to get y...
Vital Veg, organic farm, drains
Posted on Monday, 24 May, 2021 - 19:45
On the farm If last week was a case of dodging between the showers, this week it is a case of being really careful not to lose a welly in the mud... We had hoped that the rainiest of days were over last Friday, but no, another 2.5 inches on saturat...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Wednesday, 19 May, 2021 - 12:44
On the farm Well, it is a case of dodging between the showers on the farm! Tractors are a huge time-saver for us, and our modest little Massey 290 enables us to sow seeds and plant young plants much faster than if we did these tasks by hand. But t...

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