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Category Archives: Seed Saving and Production
We are pleased to announce that High Mowing has purchased a farm property! The land we’ve purchased is in Hyde Park, Vermont, and will serve as our permanent home. High Mowing has relied primarily on leased land and buildings in … Continue reading
Seed Matters is an initiative created by the Clif Bar Family Foundation to improve the viability and availability of organic seeds. Their goal is to ensure healthy, nutritious and productive crops by conserving the genetic diversity of food crops, promoting … Continue reading
In the northern reaches of the country we are just starting to see the first ripe tomatoes rolling in. Very soon there will be not only red but purple, yellow, orange, green, striped, white, long, fuzzy, and flattened tomatoes ready … Continue reading
This article is the first in a series about High Mowing Organic Seeds’ president Tom Stearns’ travels to “hotspots” of seed production. Knowledge of seed saving and production is relatively hard to come by, so it is often necessary to … Continue reading
“Quality Control is the circulatory system of a seed company, where the seeds are constantly cycling their way through,” says Melanie Hernandez, our Germination Testing Specialist. Melanie oversees all the QC operations here at High Mowing Organic Seeds. Before joining … Continue reading
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
Many years ago, I was working on a farm, and happened by a group of people who were gathered around for a workshop. The man giving the workshop, who was about my age, was talking excitedly about plant sex which … Continue reading
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
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