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Category Archives: Trials
Have you ever wondered how the seeds in our packets got there? Some varieties, like Honeynut butternut squash, have particularly unique stories. We couldn’t resist sharing the remarkable journey of this little squash and the vital farms and faces … Continue reading
Among the vast cornucopia of crops grown by the diversified vegetable farmer, there isn’t another quite like the Belgian endive. Also known as witloof – which means “white leaf” in Dutch – Belgian endives are a long season crop that … Continue reading
Sometimes I feel like the luckiest farmer around. As Trials Manager at High Mowing Organic Seeds, my job affords me the satisfaction of not only farming vegetables and flower and herbs, but also cultivating information. In fact, harvesting data is … Continue reading
The Trials Field at High Mowing sits atop a hill in Wolcott, Vermont and overlooks rolling mountains to the west. On the Trials Crew, we spend our spring days meticulously laying out sets of varieties a few feet at a … Continue reading
Update – Jan. 2014 – we were able to source organic parsnip seeds this year! These seeds didn’t make it into our catalog, but we have them on the website: Organic Lancer Parsnip Seeds The world of organic seeds is … Continue reading
- by Tom Stearns, owner and President of High Mowing Organic Seeds Hello Growers! Just as the season has finished, it is already getting to be time to plan for 2013. What new markets are you going to strive for; … 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
Nothing says I love you like a cabbage (to paraphrase Farmer Paul Betz, one of our commercial grower representatives and owner of High Ledge Farm). Here’s what’s great about one of the most rock solid, high performing (yet often under-appreciated) … Continue reading
When the seed catalogs arrive, in late autumn and on into the spring, don’t we all just love to crack them open and pour over the descriptions – visual, written or both – of all the varieties inside? If seeds … Continue reading