Archives: August 2011

  1. Jelly/Jam/Chutney/Ketchup time!

    As the Summer begins to reach it’s crux, I begin to make jam. After waiting all these weeks for the berries, clovers and tomatoes to ripen, the jelly/jam/chutney/ketchup making begins. Some of my favorite jellies include watermelon and red clover. My favorite jams are strawberry and blueberry, and gingered kumquats make the top of my list of preserves. You...
    Read more »
  2. Ruby Streaks Mustard Greens - from Field to Packet

    One of the many seed crops we grow on the High Mowing farm is Ruby Streaks Mustard Greens. Ruby Streaks is a beautiful burgundy mustard green that is mildly spicy and adds a splash of zip and color to salads. This year we started most of our Ruby Streaks in the greenhouse and set them out as transplants in...
    Read more »
  3. 2011 High Mowing Field Days

    It was the best of times; it was the wettest of times. Yes, our field day was once again rained out -  but this did not stop over 300 people from attending a day of tours, workshops and great food. The day started out with specialized trial garden walks with guest speakers Erica Renaud from Vitalis Organic Seeds and...
    Read more »
  4. Public Field Day at BEJO SEEDS, August 30 and 31, 2011

    This year High Mowing Organic Seeds will have a plot dedicated to some of our best varieties as part of the Bejo Seeds Field Day in Geneva, NY. Bejo Seeds has been able to supply High Mowing with some of our leading varieties in cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions and more. They have been a key player in providing seed for...
    Read more »
  5. Controlling Japanese Beetles in the Home Garden

    In recent years, I have noticed increasingly larger populations of Japanese Beetles in my garden.  I first observed them in my garden a few years ago when I came upon them devouring my edamame soybean plants.  Easy to spot with their metallic green abdomen and bronze wings, I picked off as many as I could, but it seemed impossible to...
    Read more »
  6. What's Happening in Florida?

    I recently attended the 2011 Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference in Kissimmee Florida. There was lots of excitement from attendees and exhibitors around the programs offered and the local food movement in Florida. There is an on-going increase in the number of smaller farms operating in Florida, and an emerging market for local food is ready to buy...
    Read more »
  7. Visual Vegetable Disease Diagnostic Resource

    We just discovered this great visual resource from the University of Maryland, their: Home and Garden Information Center's Landscape Problem Solver Website The site offers photographic keys to help diagnose and solve plant problems, using Integrated Pest Management principles. There's a great section on diseases & insects that target vegetables - look for it on the left...
    Read more »
  8. Fall Planting Guides by Region

    Most every gardener has probably harvested at least something from their garden at this point in the summer...  but don't let that beautiful bounty fool you! It will come to an end...  unless you plant a Fall Garden!  There is hope for extended harvests! A good portion of the...
    Read more »

8 Item(s)