News & Events

organic courgettes, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 17 August, 2015 - 17:07
As the season progresses, we are harvesting more and more of our own crops.  Last week saw the first of our own courgettes being ready, both “standard” and round ones.
Posted on Monday, 10 August, 2015 - 17:05
We have been delighted to be enjoying some warmer weather over the past week – it has been a great boost for the growth of our produce.  We’re so grateful for some better conditions at last. This week has seen us harvesting the first of our o...
Organic romanesco broccoli grown at Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 3 August, 2015 - 20:24
On the Farm We are preparing to celebrate – because we have almost finished hand-thinning the row crops.  This is a long task, and if the weather holds we will finish this week.  A total of 4.7 kilometers in all this year (when the rows ar...
Posted on Monday, 27 July, 2015 - 18:46
Bees You may have read in the press, the recent news that the National Farmers’ Union are lobbying the government and advocating 'emergency' use of neonicotinoid pesticides, to get rid of flea beetles from oil seed rape crops.  There is incre...
organic carrots, Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 20 July, 2015 - 21:11
On the farm We’re happy to say that it looks as if Mary the tractor is on the road to recovery, having been fixed this week.  We will be glad to have her back working on the farm again to help with all the heavy jobs. We’ve been harvesting the...
organic kohl rabi, vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 13 July, 2015 - 16:34
On the farm Unfortunately we have had a major setback on the farm this week, with the blowing of the cylinder head gasket on the tractor.  This has caused a big setback with our timing, which is especially frustrating at this time of year, wh...
Posted on Monday, 6 July, 2015 - 15:44
On the farm Some of you will find our lovely Romanesco broccoli in your veg bags this week – this is the first time we’ve harvested them this year.   We think you’ll probably agree that they’re very photogenic – and delicious too, of course!...
Weeding organic carrots at Vital Veg Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 29 June, 2015 - 17:05
On the farm The young plants are now mostly out of the plant-raising house, so we’re now filling that with celery and other salads.  The main tunnels are brimming with salads and cucumbers. Out in the field – we’ve been weeding, weeding, w...
young organic brassica plants
Posted on Monday, 22 June, 2015 - 16:27
On the farm It has been a busy week on the farm again.  We have been under-sowing the brassicas with nitrogen-fixing clovers and trefoils.  We have also been sowing a summer “quick-fix” in those areas which we will not be cropping for a...
Posted on Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 - 23:06
We have planted sweetheart cabbages, red cabbages, calabrese, summer cauliflowers and romanesco - despite the heavy showers :)