December 2011

  1. Trialing True Potato Seed

    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 to carry a new variety. In addition to this, we often do custom trials for other growers or organizations.  One...
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  2. Treating Our Tools with TLC

    It’s so easy to simply hang your shovel on the nail when you hang up your proverbial towel at the end of the growing season, but there are a few simple practices that will help to preserve quality tools for decades of use.  The following tool care steps can also be used during the growing season for routine maintenance. Many...
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  3. A narrative on Roy’s Calais Flint Corn - by Brigitte Derel

    It is early evening in Central Vermont, the sun is setting in the distance, and the aroma of fresh cut hay fills the air. As my hands quickly work, shucking a mix of dry ears of golden yellow and deep maroon flint corn, my mind wanders through thoughts of sustenance and sustainability.  I have been waiting just over ninety days...
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  4. A Well-Rounded Squash: The Butternuts

    Autumn without butternut squash is like foliage without color.  T’is the season to be enjoying this versatile, curvaceous squash.  At High Mowing, we sell three varieties of butternut squash  - you may have grown one or more of them this year.  If you did, we would love to know how they did for you.  If not, read on – and...
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