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Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 17 January, 2022 - 14:52
On the farm Preparation, preparation, preparation. That is what is going on on the farm at this time of year. Our seeds are on their way, and we will soon be making the nursery tunnel ready for the first sown crop – leeks! This time of year see...
Posted on Monday, 10 January, 2022 - 16:00
Happy New Year! So, what will 2022 bring I wonder? Personally I am hoping for a great growing season, with just the right balance of sunshine and showers. Enough breeze to ruffle to leys, but not to damage the crops or to take our crop covers to ne...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Veg box
Posted on Thursday, 23 December, 2021 - 12:55
Thank you Thank you, dear customer, for supporting our small business this year. It means a lot. Your custom provides a living for our little team, and it also supports the work that we do to enrich the environment on our farm for wildlife. We ha...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 13 December, 2021 - 19:52
On the farm Another week, another story! The weather is improving, and while we are sad for those hoping for a white Christmas, we are secretly glad that the forecast for the next week or so is fair. That makes things a whole lot easier for the El...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Monday, 6 December, 2021 - 19:18
On the farm I am writing this on Monday evening, ahead of the first deep frost of the season. We are expecting a few hours at minus 6 °C tonight. Our vegetables are hardy, and all our plants in the tunnels and outdoors will cope fine with a short...
Vital Veg, organic farm, parsnips
Posted on Monday, 29 November, 2021 - 15:18
On the farm Well – we have been thanking the Angels this week. We are so grateful to have escaped major damage on the farm. We have some large trees down, many broken branches, and we were without power for two days. But other than that everythin...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 14:41
On the farm So, what was I saying last week about relatively warm weather?! It is all change now, with toe, and finger-tingling chills in the air, and the first hint of snow and ice in the forecast. I have to say that I am not looking forward to w...
Vital Veg, organic farm, winter purslane
Posted on Monday, 15 November, 2021 - 14:37
On the farm A calmer week! This has given us a chance to do some late season painting of outdoor woodwork. Not normally something we would plan for November, but the warm spell has made this possible. One less job for next season! The relative...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 8 November, 2021 - 20:25
On the farm We are counting our lucky stars this week. We escaped the strong winds at the weekend without any damage to our farm. We are always careful to ensure that our giant crop covers are well secured, in case they escape and cause damage, an...
Vital Veg, organic farm, mustard
Posted on Wednesday, 3 November, 2021 - 14:11
On the farm It has been a wet few days, with rather challenging conditions out in the veg field. Some parts are now distinctly soggy under foot! We watch the weather closely, and if possible we harvest our root crops (carrots, beetroot, parsnips,...

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