organic blog
  • 22nd August

    At the beginning of this year I bought an air drill carrot machine.

    I have been looking for one for a few years, as carrot seed is very fine, and can only be sown with an air seeder.

    Read more
  • 15th August

     

    It’s the last week of the school holidays. And there are a few jobs that I have been waiting to finish of when Erin and Calum were back at school.

    One was to finish of the...

    Read more
  • 1st August

     

    Last week was a wee bit better for the plants, the field got the rain we were desperately needing.

    Its amazing to see the growth in the Leeks and onions with the downpours we had.

    The...

    Read more
  • 25th July

     

    That’s the courgettes in full production now, last weeks warm temperatures really brought them on.

    Usually after we take the fleece of and do the first harvesting, it then...

    Read more
  • 18th July

    Apologies I haven’t done a newsletter for two weeks.

    School holidays to blame, to much going away with Erin and Calum then having to do weeding with the tractor at nights and time gets...

    Read more
  • June 27th

     I missed writing the newsletter last week.

    My excuse is, Erin had a long weekend at Dalguise activity centre, it was for all her class of P7,S, and I was along as one of the responsible...

    Read more
  • June 13th

     I missed writing the newsletter last week, it had been a very busy week.

    And again this year we have our lodger and her family back in the tractor.

    Every year there has been a pied...

    Read more
  • 30th May

    Last week we did get the onions planted.

    One problem we were having, was getting three people to go on the planting machine, it was getting a bit worrying.

    But right at the last minute...

    Read more
  • 23rd May

    At long last the onions and leeks are ready, and big enough, that we can start planting them out in the field.

    So the plan for this week, is to get out in the field and get the planting under...

    Read more
  • 16th May

    This week I got all the beetroot and swede seeds sown.

    We always leave them until May to direct sow in the field, when we get to May the soil temperature should be higher and the seeds will germinate...

    Read more