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Vital Veg, organic farm, courgettes
Posted on Monday, 17 June, 2019 - 13:16
On the farm At last! There are signs that it is beginning to get a little warmer, a little drier and a little more summery on the farm.  So, things will begin to grow again.  Of course, the weeds have been growing all the time, and we ar...
Posted on Monday, 10 June, 2019 - 14:05
On the farm OK, enough rain for now!  It is starting to get hard to do the critical weeding required to let the carrot, beetroot and parsnip crops get a good start.  Germination of the crops has been good, but so has that of the weeds!...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 3 June, 2019 - 13:29
On the farm The leeks are in - hurrah! And so are more cauliflower, broccoli and summer cabbages, planted before we got rained off at the end of last week.  This week we will be back out on the planter again with more summer and autumn brassi...
Vital Veg, organic farm, seedlings
Posted on Monday, 27 May, 2019 - 15:06
On the farm We are working in between the downpours, and have managed to catch up with our cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli plantings.  This week we are due to plant out our leeks, so fingers crossed there is a decent break in the rain for u...
Vital Veg, organic farm, trees
Posted on Monday, 20 May, 2019 - 21:51
On the farm It’s raining, hurrah.  This means that the seeds are germinating and the newly planted plants are growing.  But so are the weeds, and the wet weather means that we can’t take the tractor on the field.  So the tension is...
Vital Veg, organic farm, beetroot
Posted on Monday, 13 May, 2019 - 13:49
On the farm It’s all go here.  We are entering the time of year when there seem to be 1001 jobs to do, and they all need doing right now!  We have planted red cabbages, summer savoys, ball-head cabbages, and the first of the cauliflowers...
Vital Veg, organic farm, BBC1 Countryfile with Anita Rani
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 15:21
On the farm They say that you can experience four seasons in a day in Scotland.  Well that is certainly true today.  First thing there was ice in the water troughs, and there was a proper snow storm, with settling snow.  By lunch th...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Countryfile team
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 14:34
On the farm At last, our tractor has returned, mended by our great mechanic Alan Laing!  We can get on preparing the ploughed ground for brassicas, which is a relief as the first red cabbages, cauliflowers and summer cabbages are just about r...
Vital Veg, organic farm, tractor and potato planter
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 14:23
On the farm The latest installment of the trusty tractor saga – a blown cylinder head gasket.  A big job, and not one to have in the Easter holidays when it is hard to get hold of parts.  Fortunately we are blessed with wonderful farming...
Vital Veg, organic farm, fritillaries
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 14:19
On the farm How often is it that we speak too soon….  Last week I was happy that our trusty tractor was fixed.  Yet, when preparing for the tattie planting she sprang another leak, with water pouring from the radiator again.  Ho hum...

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