Author Archives: Jodi Lew Smith

Heat Tolerant Greens: Varieties for the Hottest Summer Months

Jodi Lew-Smith is the Breeding Coordinator at High Mowing Organic Seeds. As our season slowly evolves from spring into summer, those of us who grow greens all season long are thinking about how to change up successions to those that … Continue reading

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The Humble Beet: New Ways to Look at an Old Friend

Jodi Lew-Smith is the Breeding Coordinator at High Mowing Organic Seeds. Many of us who grew up eating only canned beets have had the similar experience of trying a fresh beet and saying, “Wow, I never realized these could actually … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into our High Mowing Breeding Program

The world of vegetable breeding is as much a world of art as a world of science where the biggest successes come from sheer luck combined with a healthy dose of close scientific observation.  What sets our own breeding program … Continue reading

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Update on 2011 High Mowing Organic Seeds Breeding Projects

Our breeding program began in 2004 and has been going strong ever since. To date we have released: an OP black zucchini (Midnight Lightning), an OP pumpkin (Jack Straw), an OP butternut squash (Nutterbutter), and an OP tomato (Bing Cherry). … Continue reading

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