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Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 13 June, 2022 - 16:37
On the farm The farm is looking, and sounding, beautiful (thank you birds!). The new season crops are enjoying the sunshine and are growing well. We could do with a bit more rain in the forecast so that the newly planted crops can get a good start...
Posted on Monday, 6 June, 2022 - 18:40
On the farm I have to admit that I am struggling a little to write this week’s newsletter. It is number 807. That is quite a lot of weekly newsletters! It is not the number that has me struggling for words. Next week our farm goes to a closing dat...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 30 May, 2022 - 18:14
On the farm The rains are very welcome, and our soil is just about at the perfect moisture content for our crops. We just need a little heat now! My goodness, it is cold for almost June. Tonight (Monday) is forecast at 3 °C, which makes me glad t...
Posted on Monday, 23 May, 2022 - 14:08
Update on the future of Vital Veg Those of you who have been with us for some time will know that now, after 18 years, we are trying our best to find successors to carry on the running of Vital Veg. Over the past two years we have had a great deal...
Posted on Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 - 09:06
Update on the future of Vital Veg Those of you who have been with us for some time will know that now, after 18 years, we are trying our best to find successors to carry on the running of Vital Veg. Over the past two years we have had a great deal...
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 - 16:12
On the farm We are getting there! After a late plough this year we now have our main sowings of carrots, beetroots and parsnips in the ground. We just need a good splash of rain now to get them going. In addition to crops sown directly into the...
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 - 16:11
On the farm The potatoes are planted! Just a few days later than planned, but they have gone into perfect ground. There are 10 varieties again – Colleen, Bambino, Nicola, Mayan Gold, Arran Victory, Setanta, Ambo, Orla, Pink Gypsy and Lady Balfour....
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 - 16:10
On the farm While there are reports of drought already in some parts of the country, we have only just got on our ground with the tractor, due to it being rather wet under tyre! Anyway, the ground is now prepped for tattie planting, which will happ...
Posted on Monday, 18 April, 2022 - 13:21
On the farm The annual job of mowing down the stalks of brassicas (cabbages, kales, broccoli, cauliflowers) that we planted last year has been delayed yet again by rain. I am hoping that I might be able to get the mower on the tractor this afternoo...
Posted on Monday, 18 April, 2022 - 13:20
On the farm So much for the outdoor jobs! Snow and rain has made the ground very sticky, so we are delayed. We hope to get the tatties in next week, along with our first carrots and the parsnips! The cold snap has held back the salads in the poly...

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