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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...
Organic vegetables at Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 22 February, 2016 - 19:52
On the Farm  We are busy planting up the salad tunnel with seedlings that we sowed last October.  These have been protected from the frosts with horticultural fleece inside our insulated tunnel. They have been growing very slowly over the...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Aberdeenshire, snowy trees
Posted on Monday, 15 February, 2016 - 10:57
On the Farm Snowy harvest days here on the farm – and quite hard to keep the fingers warm out in the field!  However there are signs of spring, and the wonderful larks have been singing. These fabulous little birds have the biggest voices, a...
Vital Veg, organic farm, Charlotte potatoes
Posted on Monday, 8 February, 2016 - 13:56
On the Farm  We have been busy grading our home-grown seed potatoes to make sure that they are in good condition and ready for planting in about six weeks’ time.  We have also started preparing the soil for them.  This involves cuttin...
Vital Veg, Scottish Organic Forum
Posted on Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 14:58
On the Farm The seeds have arrived!  Always a happy moment on the farm.  We will soon be busy sowing new crops to fill your veg bags.  The first ones we sow will be leeks.  These need a very long growing period, and it will be...
Scottish Organic Action Plan, Vital Veg
Posted on Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 15:11
On the Farm We are delighted to say that the ground has thawed!  Thank you so much for your understanding last week; we were very disappointed to be letting you down and appreciate your patience.   Scottish Organic Action Plan:...
Vital Veg, organic produce, cabbage
Posted on Monday, 11 January, 2016 - 12:05
Happy New Year! Happy New Year everyone!  We hope that you have not been affected by the floods, and that you had a great break over the festive period. Vital Veg helps support Scotland’s new Organic Action Plan We are thrilled that Vital V...
Vital Veg, organic veg farm, scotland
Posted on Monday, 21 December, 2015 - 11:14
***Festive holiday break*** We take our annual break over the Christmas and New Year period. This year the two weeks that we will be having a break are the week beginning 28th December and the week beginning 4th January 2016. The last d...
Vital Veg, organic farm, delivery van
Posted on Monday, 7 December, 2015 - 15:28
***Festive holiday break*** We take our annual break over the Christmas and New Year period. This year the two weeks that we will be having a break are the week beginning 28th December and the week beginning 4th January 2016. The last delive...

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