Monthly Archives: April 2011

How to Do a Quick Germination Test at Home

Are you using last year’s seeds (or even older) and aren’t sure if they’re still viable? Try this germination test at home to see if they’re worth planting, or if you should be buying new seeds this year. Use a … Continue reading

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Variety Spotlight – Organic Spinach!

In this spotlight we’ll cover: Recommended Varieties Planting & Cultural Tips Harvest, Market & Storage Tips Diseases & Pests Seed Saving Tips This time of year, everyone is looking for signs of spring: longer days, new buds on trees, birds … Continue reading

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Over-Wintering Greens in our new Hoop House

Background Here in Northern Vermont the average grower has to wait until mid-to-late May to direct seed their spinach, with a harvest that will be anywhere from 3-5 weeks later – pretty close to mid-to-late June. Who wants to wait … Continue reading

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What are “Hybrid” organic seeds?

-by Holly Simpson, HMS Sales Associate At High Mowing Organic seeds we often get questions concerning our “Hybrid” seeds. Hybridization is a naturally occurring process that happens all the time as plants can potentially get pollinated by bees and insects … Continue reading

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