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Vital Veg, organic farm, red clover
Posted on Monday, 15 August, 2016 - 14:06
On the Farm Our veggies have been growing ever so slowly over the past while, so we are hoping very much for an Indian summer to boost things along.  In case you were wondering where the term “Indian summer” comes from – here is some info fro...
Organic red beetroot at Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 1 August, 2016 - 11:11
On the farm The first of our outdoor beetroots are coming ready at last .  There are a few in bags this week (with tops on) and there will be more over the next couple of months.  We have several different varieties including golden beets...
Defenses against the beasties at Vital Veg organic farm
Posted on Monday, 25 July, 2016 - 14:12
It’s been a mixed couple of weeks on the farm.  Just when we think its drying up there is another deluge.  We have been soaked to the skin more than once while thinning carrots!  We do need dry weather to weed our crops effectively, ot...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Keder, lettuce, cucumber
Posted on Monday, 4 July, 2016 - 11:40
On the Farm Phew – we have finished all our main field plantings for this year!  We planted the final batches of cauliflowers, broccoli, Romanesco, purple sprouting broccoli, savoy cabbages and sweetheart cabbages at the end of last week....
Vital Veg, organic farm, electric van
Posted on Monday, 27 June, 2016 - 13:47
On the Farm The world in which we live and work may have altered last week, and it will take a long time for the dust to settle, but our vegetables just keep on growing regardless. When the financial markets go into turmoil, we look at our crops...
Vital Veg, organic farm, radishes
Posted on Monday, 20 June, 2016 - 14:03
On the Farm Well, that’s definitely enough rain for the moment.  Everything has had a really good soaking.  Now that the sun has at last returned the crops should jump into growth.  Sadly the weeds are ahead again – we had to call...
Vital Veg, organic farm, rhubarb
Posted on Monday, 13 June, 2016 - 14:13
It's a very busy time on the farm just now.  We have two recipes for you this week - Creamy Courgette and Bacon Pasta and Rhubarb Crumble.  Enjoy! 
Vital Veg, organic farm, lettuce
Posted on Monday, 6 June, 2016 - 15:01
On the Farm Hot, hot, hot!  The vegetables are growing well in the sunshine, and the courgettes in particular are appreciating the nice calm weather – they don’t like wind at all!  We are now starting to weed in earnest, starting with th...
Vital Veg, organic farm, celery seedlings
Posted on Monday, 30 May, 2016 - 15:01
On the Farm It has been a wonderful week of weather for sowing and planting and the sunshine has helped enormously with getting on with weeding.  Of course farmers are never entirely happy – a little bit of rain would be good now, to help our...
Vital Veg, organic farm, cucumber plants
Posted on Monday, 23 May, 2016 - 12:47
On the Farm Just perfect!  The weather, that is.  A nice gentle rain to settle in the latest batches of seeds sown in the field – several different carrot and beetroot varieties, more broad beans, and swedes.  The tatties are just...