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Vital Veg, Scottish Organic Action Plan
Posted on Monday, 10 October, 2016 - 12:28
On the Farm Wendy was delighted to represent the Scottish Organic Action Plan at the Scottish Rural Parliament in Brechin last week. The ‘Rural Parliament’ is an event which takes place every two years. It’s not a formal part of government, nor is...
Vital Veg, organic farm, flat parsley
Posted on Monday, 26 September, 2016 - 11:33
On the Farm Wendy represented organic farming in a panel debate about the future of farming in NE Scotland at the weekend.  The other panellists were the Chair of the Nation Farmers Union Scotland livestock committee and the Director of the G...
Vital Veg, Huntly Herbs, jam, gooseberry, elderflower, organic
Posted on Monday, 19 September, 2016 - 13:56
Huntly Herbs We’ve just got some lovely new stock in from the award-winning Huntly Herbs.  If you’ve not tried any of their preserves before, you’re in for a treat!  From Strathbogie Sizzler and Black Isle Blonde Bombshell Chutneys to Go...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes, soil
Posted on Monday, 12 September, 2016 - 11:26
On the Farm Soil – this is truly wonderful stuff.   In fact without it we would be scuppered because we depend on it to keep us alive.  And in fact, it appears that healthy soil is not only the provider of our food (via the plants...
Vital Veg, organic farm, crops, field
Posted on Monday, 5 September, 2016 - 14:06
How long will my fruit and veg keep? This is a question we are asked quite often, so here are a few answers. It depends on what it is, the conditions under which you keep it, and how carefully you handle it.   Apart from bananas, most...
Vital Veg, organic farm, potatoes
Posted on Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 14:36
On the Farm We will soon be starting our main lift of potatoes.  We have been digging enough for a week at a time until this week.  Now is the time to lift all the tatties to allow us to sow an overwinter green manure (a mixture of rye g...
Vital Veg, organic farm, broad beans
Posted on Monday, 22 August, 2016 - 14:28
On the Farm Our broad beans are now well and truly in season, so many of you will find some in your veg bag this week.  They are delicious eaten raw (pod them first!).  Just shell them into a salad of shredded cabbage and lettuce, top wi...
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...

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