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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...
Organic spinach at Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 9 April, 2018 - 13:43
On the Farm At last a ray of sunshine!  The sun has even been strong enough to cause some of the ploughed fields to steam… If you have never seen this dramatic phenomenon it is worth looking for on a cool but sunny day if you are out and about...
Organic swedes, Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 2 April, 2018 - 12:10
On the Farm Where is that sunshine?!  Lots this week please, so that we can get going with the new crops in the fields! We are coming to the end of our homegrown swedes for this year.  They are one of the under-rated vegetables, not hel...
Organic potatoes at Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 26 March, 2018 - 14:53
On the Farm Now that the clocks have sprung forward things the pressure is on.  We hope to be making the final preparations for our potato planting, and plan to get these in the ground in the next 10-14 days.  You have almost eaten all of...
Organic beetroot harvesting at Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 26 March, 2018 - 13:02
On the Farm Another mixed week weather-wise – but at least we have been spared the deep snow!  The good news is that the leeks are all sown, and we have just about finished grading the potato seed.  We hope to be planting the potatoes in t...
Alder at Vital Veg organic farm Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 21:32
On the Farm Mud, mud mud!  We are still experiencing the effects of rapid snowmelt, and this is making harvesting a slow and muddy task.  It has reached the welly-eating stage (the soil, not us!).  Even so, there are real signs o...
Clearing snow off organic vegetables in tunnels at Vital Veg Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 5 March, 2018 - 20:14
On the Farm Oh my, what a soggy place this is!  The snow of last week, however challenging, had a nice fluffiness to it.  Now it is replaced with heavy, slippery slush.  Let’s hope it drains away without causing major ice problems!...
Organic leeks Vital Veg Midmar Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2018 - 13:00
On the Farm The best laid plans… well the cold weather has put them on hold for a bit.  There is not much point sowing seeds only for the compost to freeze right away.  So, the sowing programme is delayed until the Siberian Snap is past....
Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2018 - 12:57
On the Farm We will soon be busy planting up the salad tunnel with seedlings that we sowed last October.  These have been protected from the frosts inside our insulated tunnel. They have been growing very slowly over the winter, when the temper...

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