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Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes
Posted on Tuesday, 23 June, 2020 - 07:24
On the farm A calmer week. We are well on with our weeding programme now and have just 1 km of row weeding to do by hand before all our weeding can be done with the tractor. The next major job is to weed the brassicas (cabbages, kales, broccoli et...
Vital Veg, organic farm, celery and seedlings
Posted on Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 - 10:16
On the farm There are never two weeks, or even two days the same on the farm. We have been hoping for rain. And we have had some, thankfully, but we are now in constant gloom and damp, which is hindering our weeding programme. There is a price fo...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Friday, 12 June, 2020 - 13:35
On the farm Apologies that there was no newsletter last week. That was one of the three weeks in over 15 years that I have not written a note for our customers (this one is number 707!). There were a lot of challenges last week and simply not eno...
Vital Veg, organic farm, seedlings
Posted on Wednesday, 27 May, 2020 - 08:12
On the farm What a difference a week makes! Last week our weeding team had to head home because of cold fingers. This week they are in shorts and vests (at least part of the time!). Night time temperatures are still nail-bitingly low (3.9 °C in o...
Vital Veg, organic farm, weeding carrots
Posted on Wednesday, 20 May, 2020 - 09:44
On the farm Our weeding team arrived mid-week last week to begin thinning our row crops. Our carrots, beetroots, parsnips and swedes are direct drilled into the field, and then thinned by hand and weeded once they are a few inches high. After this...
Vital Veg, organic farm, cucumber plants
Posted on Wednesday, 13 May, 2020 - 20:30
Our 16th anniversary This week Vital Veg is 16 years old. That is hard to believe. It seems like 2 minutes, and a lifetime. We have been so busy this spring that we actually overlooked the date, and did not make a note in our printed newsletter....
Vital Veg, organic farm, spring greens
Posted on Monday, 4 May, 2020 - 15:50
On the farm How can it be May already?! We are heading towards summer, and some more warmth would be grand. We will ideally be planting our cucumbers into our polytunnels next week. They are currently in our insulated glasshouse, with night-time...
Vital Veg, organic farm, seedlings
Posted on Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 14:46
On the farm At last – a drop of rain! After almost 3 months without any rain we are very glad to see it! This will bring our field crops on, and gives us confidence in planting out our young plants. This week we will be planting out red cabbages,...
Vital Veg, organic seed
Posted on Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 14:34
Where did all the showers go? Over the last 6 or 5 years we have noticed a steady decline in April showers. This year we have not had any at all. This comes on top of a dry winter – Aberdeenshire has been one of the few parts of the UK to avoid th...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potato seed
Posted on Thursday, 16 April, 2020 - 17:33
On the farm The potatoes are planted! All 12 varieties. These should be ready for cropping from August, weather permitting. This week we will be sowing parsnips, more carrots and beetroots, and making a start on our maincrop brassica sowings (cab...

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