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Vital Veg, Goldcrest photo credit Gail Hampshire
Posted on Monday, 2 December, 2019 - 16:46
Photo credit Gail Hampshire On the Farm Hurrah! We had a few rays of sunshine at the weekend, to lift the spirits. The soil is still very soggy however, and so harvesting is slow this week. Still, it is surprising what a boost even a few rays...
Vital Veg, organic farm, red cabbage
Posted on Thursday, 28 November, 2019 - 15:43
We do take back clean, dry, plastic bags and reuse them if you want to return these as well. Price change It is almost two years since we changed the prices of veg boxes and fruit bags. Given that the cost of all our inputs continues to rise we...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Monday, 18 November, 2019 - 17:03
Price change It is almost two years since we changed the prices of veg boxes and fruit bags. Given that the cost of all our inputs continues to rise we can’t hold the prices any longer, hence there will be a modest change from the beginning of Dece...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 11 November, 2019 - 16:32
On the Farm Brrr! It is certainly getting cold now. After the persistent rain last week some of our field drains failed to cope, with water bubbling up among our crops. This is really not ideal, especially when the water then freezes. Ice and ve...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 4 November, 2019 - 18:13
On the Farm Ah… spoke too confidently about staying dry in last week’s newsletter! Jason has taken the brunt of the rain this week while getting in the cabbages and kales. Spare him a thought! We managed to get the root veg for this week’s boxes...
Vital Veg, organic farm, parsnips
Posted on Monday, 28 October, 2019 - 13:27
On the Farm A much better week! No soakings while harvesting – hurrah! The autumn light in the veg field is beautiful at the moment. The birds are in full autumn song, setting up their territories for the new year, and the local flock of Long-Tai...
Vital Veg, organic farm, winter salad
Posted on Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 13:15
On the Farm What a lot of rain last week! Our field is rather wet and muddy, and hence some of the roots are muddy too. We are really happy that we managed to lift the potato crop before the deluge. At this time of year it can take ages for the so...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes
Posted on Monday, 14 October, 2019 - 18:59
On the Farm At last, the tatties are all safely lifted and in the store for winter. Jason and I used to pick these all by ourselves, spreading the task of gathering up to seven tons over a number of weeks. For the last three years we have brought...
Vital Veg, organic farm, rocket
Posted on Monday, 7 October, 2019 - 18:53
On the Farm Lots of lovely seedlings in our tunnels waiting to be planted for winter salads! Now that the weather is cooling rapidly we can at last reduce some of our outdoor vegetable work – all except harvesting of course! This goes on every w...
Vital Veg, organic farm, orange legged wasp on parsley
Posted on Thursday, 3 October, 2019 - 09:52
On the Farm A lovely orange legged wasp on our parsley - lives in our hedges and helps control caterpillars! Autumn is truly on the way. The wonderful geese are increasingly making their presence known in the skies, with their constant chatte...

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