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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...
Vital Veg, organic farm, veg seedlings
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 14:10
On the farm Last week our trusty tractor had to have some repairs, but all is well again now. As soon as the ground dries a little (after that wonderful rain, hurrah!) we can get going with the final preparations for our tattie planting, and also...
Vital Veg, organic farm, tractor and crates of veg
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 13:41
On the farm How is it that key tools, notoriously computers and photocopiers, can sense urgency and stress, and then slow things down by developing a fault?  Well, however it works, our tractor entered this category of stress-sensing tools at...
Vital Veg, organic farm, seedlings
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 13:27
On the farm The warm weather continues, and we continue to be both happy and grumpy, as is the way with growers.  Happy because the warm weather is bringing on our tunnel crops well, and speeding the germination of our seedlings.  At the...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Marilyn and crocuses
Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 13:20
On the farm We had 2-3 inches of snow on Saturday, and it’s all gone by Monday, with steamy spring temperatures.  What a mix!  We are grateful for the moisture, because it has been a dry winter so far, and the soil is still rather dry at...

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