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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....
Organic leek seedlings at Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2018 - 15:38
On the Farm We are now in top gear on the farm, with seeds and plants literally flying!  We have started planting out the main late summer, autumn and winter crops, and are three quarters of the way through our schedule of carrot and beetroot s...
Preparing soil for Organic beetroot, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 7 May, 2018 - 11:38
On the Farm What a difference a week makes!  The warmth after pleasant spring showers has made things really begin to grow outdoors.  We have been doing the first of the weeding for the potatoes, carrots and parsnips.  Weeding the s...
Organic carrots, local produce, Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 30 April, 2018 - 11:51
On the Farm Wind the clock back a couple of week, and the last thing we would have been celebrating on the farm was rain.  But we have been glad to see it lately.  The ground was verging on too dry (I know, hard to believe!), and the recen...
Detail of the potato planter at Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 23 April, 2018 - 15:20
On the Farm Hurrah!  The tatties are planted.  Just two weeks behind our planned planting date, which is something close to a miracle, given how bad things were looking last week.  We have also sown the parsnips and the first carrots...
organic leeks at Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 16 April, 2018 - 11:52
On the Farm It is almost feeling like spring now – hurrah!  The cucumbers are germinating, which is always a fine sign.  We have sown these a little later than usual on account of the unseasonably cold weather – but they are here now, and...

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