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Vital Veg, organic farm, cabbage
Posted on Saturday, 28 August, 2021 - 18:12
On the farm Anne and I are returning to the farm after two weeks away. What a difference those two weeks make at this time of year. The rain has helped swell the crops and we have returned to a proliferation of veg! The boxes always reflect what...
Vital Veg, organic farm, broccoli
Posted on Monday, 16 August, 2021 - 12:39
On the farm The damper and cooler weather has brought some relief to the harvest team who are in a race against the clock to bring our produce in from the field - and especially the tunnels - before the day begins to warm up. No one enjoys a beauti...
Vital Veg, organic farm, kohl rabi
Posted on Monday, 9 August, 2021 - 11:38
On the farm Anne and I are on holiday, and are grateful to our wonderful team for looking after you all while we are away! We are in the Lake District enjoying (ha ha) heavy rain. But we are also on a bit of a busman’s holiday, and have already be...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 2 August, 2021 - 19:40
On the farm The first of our own tatties are being lifted today! Colleen will be making their way into veg boxes once we are out of our stored potatoes. We will soon be lifting some of our many other varieties – so if you are a potato fan keep an...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 26 July, 2021 - 19:49
On the farm Will we get the rain?! The hot dry days are making our soil a little drier than we would like, so we are hoping for rain, again! I increasingly think that a future investment for Vital Veg will be better management of our rainwater. W...
Vital Veg, organic farm, fritillary butterfly
Posted on Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 - 12:17
On the farm What great growing weather! The crops are loving this sunshine in the wake of the rain at the beginning of the month. The potatoes in particular worship the sunshine, and it won’t be long before we start lifting the first of our early...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Friday, 16 July, 2021 - 11:42
On the farm Our weeding team are almost at the end of our row crops (carrots, parsnips, beetroots and swede) – all done laid down on our (very comfy) weeding trollies! I totted up the distance weeded – 4.6 km. Well done team!! They will be moving...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Wednesday, 7 July, 2021 - 18:55
On the farm Ah – rain! A good maxim for life is “all things in moderation”. That’s certainly true of veg growing. Just a few weeks ago we were hoping for the rain to end. Now we are delighted to feel it on our faces once again. It is well time...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Wednesday, 30 June, 2021 - 11:43
On the farm Phew – what a heat! It is perfect weather for getting ahead of the weeds. Weeding is a fine balance between doing enough to let the crop be the best it can be, and not so much that we remove valuable food and habitat for wildlife....
Vital Veg, organic farm, wildflower meadow
Posted on Monday, 21 June, 2021 - 18:14
On the farm And so the solstice.. Today is the pivot on which the year turns. Every year we seem to arrive at the summer solstice earlier than the year before. But perhaps that’s just a sign of age. Or perhaps it’s a sign that our springs are ge...

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