Author Archives: Nels Lund

High Mowing’s Seed Cleaning Facility

Seed quality is the cornerstone of High Mowing Organic Seeds. Everyone here at High Mowing works in some way to grow, trial, sell, or ship well-adapted organic seed of wide varietal selection that germinates well. Our success depends on clean … Continue reading

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Introduction to Seed Saving, Part 2: Wet Seed Production

This article is a follow-up to the article from last week about High Mowing’s production of dry seed crops, highlighting Ruby Streaks mustard.  The Seed Production Farm grows approximately 12 acres of seed crops each year. What are “Wet Seeded” … Continue reading

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Introduction to Seed Saving, Part 1: Dry Seed Production

Dry seeded crops are quite easy to grow, clean, and save.  On High Mowing Organic Seed’s Production Farm, we produce multiple species and varieties of dry seeded crops each year.  As always, we are happy to disseminate all information about … Continue reading

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Cover Cropping on the High Mowing Organic Seed Farm

I first heard the old adage of “no bare ground” while working for Gordon Tooley and Margaret Yancy at Tooley’s Trees in Truchas, New Mexico.  Gordon espouses many philosophies on life and farming.  However, the philosophy of “no bare ground” … Continue reading

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