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If yard space is your only limitation, you can still grow a vegetable and herb garden successfully on your patio, porch, or even your door stoop. With the proper container, amount of light and water, soil type, and fertilizer, you … Continue reading
I often joke with customers that ordering seed is the hardest part. With over 650 varieties in our catalog and endless ways of growing them all, the freedom can sometimes be stifling. Of course, so can the heat in July. … Continue reading
Last week Tom introduced a discussion detailing characteristics of hybrid seeds. As we all consider varieties for the coming season, it is common to wonder about the difference between hybrid and open-pollinated varieties when choosing varieties that are right for … Continue reading
While we all love to eat our veggies fresh from the garden, the overabundance of our crops can and should be reserved for later use. Many herbs and vegetables can be frozen, dried, fermented, canned, or cellar stored so we … Continue reading
In the late summer of 2010, High Mowing constructed a high tunnel with the goal of extending our growing season and conducting overwintering variety trials. We received a grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to put up a … Continue reading
Kathy Ciarimboli is a Sales Associate and Special Projects assistant at High Mowing Organic Seeds. She and her husband homestead on several acres in rural Vermont. Before working for High Mowing, she was the farm manager for the National Outdoor … Continue reading
The ceaseless challenge posed by pest, disease, and weed pressure in our vegetable fields can be disheartening at best. As we patiently tend to our crops through the summer months, it’s important to take a moment to observe and learn … Continue reading
Not long ago it was the Summer Solstice, which means that here in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are getting shorter. It can be hard to think about fall crops when you’re just getting busy weeding your onions, trellising your … Continue reading
Tomatoes pose a unique challenge to gardeners large and small. Indeterminate varieties can reach towering heights but are unable to support themselves, especially once they begin to set fruit. All varieties of tomatoes gain several benefits from support. Plants are … Continue reading
When dreaming of an ideal garden, one often imagines a neat and orderly, well-weeded and organized garden, not necessarily an overgrown forest, right? Well…in some ways a forest can set a great example for your garden. Biodiversity is nature’s very … Continue reading