Category Archives: About High Mowing Organic Seeds

Our Top 5 Flowers for Pollinators

If you’re like us, you’re worried about pollinators—we need them for production of about 35% of global crops by volume and over 85% of the world’s flowering plants, and many pollinator species are in decline or at risk of extinction. … Continue reading

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Crop Talk: Success with Brassicas at Sandiwood Farm

Here at Sandiwood Farm we’re tapping our maple trees and finishing our plans for the growing season ahead. This means reflecting on last season and what we, and our customers, loved most. Brassicas are an important crop for us, and … Continue reading

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Crop Talk: A Year of Potatoes at High Ledge Farm

It’s that time again – I’m planning for this year’s potato crop and wanted to share some of my excitement for the season ahead. High Mowing has built a comprehensive collection of seed potatoes that brings value to the commercial … Continue reading

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The Perfect Potato GIVEAWAY!

You’ll love growing potatoes in GrowBags—they’ve made hilling and digging a thing of the past. Thanks to their sturdy handles these lightweight, reusable fabric bags can be moved even after they’re full of soil, and planting in them is easy: … Continue reading

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Plentiful Potatoes: Selecting the Right Varieties for Your Needs

Potatoes are versatile for a wide variety of culinary uses, make a great storage crop and are generally simple to grow. That being said, you’ll have by far the best success when you think carefully about your needs and select varieties … Continue reading

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Free the Seed! Introducing the Open Source Seed Collection

Inspired by the free and open source software movement that has provided alternatives to proprietary software, the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) was created to “free the seed”–to make sure that the genes in at least some seeds can never … Continue reading

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Windowsill Salad GIVEAWAY!

We know you’re excited to start growing greens indoors, so this month we’re giving one lucky winner all the tools to get started! To celebrate the New Year, we’re giving you the chance to turn over a new leaf – … Continue reading

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Windowsill Salad: 5 Greens You Can Grow Anywhere

For years I bemoaned the arrival of winter, as much for the shortage of local vegetables as for the long months of cold and darkness we have here in Northern Vermont. But two years ago I had an epiphany that … Continue reading

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Growing Partners: Midori Farm

Growing Partners interviews are conversations with customers, seed growers & community non-profits we work with that are leading the way in environmental and social stewardship. We’re proud to share their trail-blazing work with the world, and we hope to inspire … Continue reading

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The Future of Organic Seeds

The world is changing, and our seeds and breeding need to change with it. What does the healthy agriculture of tomorrow look like? How will our climate and habits change? These things need to be weighed so that we know … Continue reading

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