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Category Archives: Trials
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
The world of organic seeds is an interesting one. As you turn the pages of your High Mowing catalog, you may wonder why we have sixteen years under our belt and still no parsnips. Seriously? Why is there such an … 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
In the High Mowing Organic Seeds’ trials field, we spend our time trialing and evaluating varieties to determine how they perform compared with each other, as well as to gain knowledge about their characteristics to determine whether we would like … Continue reading