Category Archives: Variety Highlights

New in 2015 Variety Highlights

Here are a few highlights of the NEW varieties in our 2015 catalog that we are really excited about! To see the full list, click here. Shiraz Beet – Open-Pollinated The first disease-resistant OP beet developed for organic production. This … Continue reading

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Participatory Breeding of ‘Who Gets Kissed?’ Sweet Corn

Sweet corn is an essential crop for many organic farmers, and farmer-breeder Martin Diffley is no exception. But Martin couldn’t find an organic variety that worked on his farm. So he collaborated with plant breeders to make one. Martin had … Continue reading

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Grow Your Greens Indoors with Sprouts, Shoots & Microgreens

Last chance to enter our sprouting kit giveaway! Contest ends Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at midnight! Click here to enter. Fall is a great time to start experimenting with new flavors, taking advantage of the season’s bounty of crisp apples, … Continue reading

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Seeding Beets and Carrots with Success

Beets and carrots are a weekly selection at most farm stands for good reason. There are varieties to meet the needs of almost any seasonal slot, and they taste amazing regardless of whether they’re fresh out of the ground or … Continue reading

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A Basil For Every Occasion

Originally native to India, basil has earned itself a seat at many a dinner table around the world. Most commonly found in Italian cuisine and a main ingredient in the popular condiment pesto, basil is also used in many Southeast … Continue reading

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Winter’s White Gold: Planning Ahead for Belgian Endive Harvest

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

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Organic Varieties That Grow Well in the Southeast

At High Mowing Seeds, we know how important it is to offer varieties that are well adapted to the climates in each region of the country. We are always gathering feedback from our customers, staff, and seed growers about how … Continue reading

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2014 Catalog Sneak Preview: New Varieties!

Spoiler alert! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the new varieties you’ll find in our 2014 catalog, arriving soon in mailboxes near you. We hope you like them as much as we do! You can find all of these … Continue reading

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Medicinal Herbs

At the height of the summer when the days are long, the trials field is full and our harvests are overflowing, it’s easy to let exhaustion creep into the few spare moments not spent hoeing, transplanting, collecting data, or harvesting.  … Continue reading

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Carrots: A Look at Our Bejo Varieties

We are fortunate at High Mowing Organic Seeds to have access to some of the highest quality seed sources available. This week two of our friends at Bejo Seeds, Inc. visited us here in Wolcott, VT. Bejo is a Dutch … Continue reading

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