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Vital Veg, organic farm, lettuce
Posted on Monday, 2 May, 2016 - 13:12
On the Farm It is May already!  How did that happen, when we still seem to be in winter?  Last week was fairly wild, with such strong winds and driving snow/hail that we were forced to bring young plants that had been waiting to be plant...
Vital Veg. organic farm, seedlings
Posted on Monday, 25 April, 2016 - 10:32
On the Farm Well – the weather is still causing a problem here on the farm!  It is so cold….  The good news is that the few dry days last week allowed us to get the tatties in at last.  We have nine varieties this year – Colleen, Ch...
Vital Veg, organic farm, polytunnel
Posted on Monday, 18 April, 2016 - 12:14
On the Farm Eeek!  The weather seemed to go from bad to worse over the last week, with three inches of snow on Saturday.  Tattie planting plans delayed yet again!  The good news is that the forecast for the next few days looks a lo...
Organic broad bean seed at Vital Veg organic farm, Aberdeenshore
Posted on Wednesday, 13 April, 2016 - 13:12
Where did the sun go?!  Here at Vital Veg we use our solar panels to record the sunshine each day, and we make a record so that we can compare from year to year and see how things are progressing.  This is a dark April so far.  We are...
Vital Veg, organic farm, seedlings
Posted on Monday, 4 April, 2016 - 14:25
On the Farm We are into April – and straight into April showers.  The soil got so wet over the winter that any shower of rain brings it back up to an unworkable condition.  Our best laid plans for an early potato planting are on hold be...
Vital Veg, organic farm, mustard leaves
Posted on Monday, 28 March, 2016 - 11:28
On the Farm Happy Easter everyone! We have some fine weather for it, and have thankfully been spared the gales.  Phew! Now that the clocks have sprung forward things are really “hotting” up.  We will be making the final preparations...
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 21 March, 2016 - 13:19
On the Farm We have been enjoying the better weather again this week and have been busy sowing leek seeds – all 14,000 of them!  They take quite a while to grow and have to be transplanted at various stages, so this is just the start of the...
Vital Veg, organic farm, organic mizuna seedlings
Posted on Monday, 21 March, 2016 - 11:22
On the Farm How lucky have we been with the weather these last few days!  Almost T-shirt weather in the field, and certainly in the tunnels.  The indoor crops are jumping, and we will be at full sowing speed soon, getting the new crops...
Vital Veg, organic farm, polytunnel
Posted on Monday, 7 March, 2016 - 13:30
On the Farm We are really looking forward to spring now, and are already enjoying the longer days.  It will be great when the clocks change – what a shame that we have to wait until the end of the month!  There is a temptation to get go...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes, soil
Posted on Monday, 29 February, 2016 - 12:51
On the Farm It’s time to test our soil.  Each year we test the soil in our vegetable field to see the nutrient status and the pH.  Sometimes we need to add lime because the base rock under our farm is acidic, and this naturally makes th...

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