June 2012

  1. Summer Rice Noodle Salad

    One of my favorite summer meals is the Rice Noodle Salad from Lynne Rossetto Kasper. It requires little stove time, can be made with any number of veggies either raw or cooked, and tastes very fresh and cooling, especially on super hot days. You might also try adding thinly sliced sugarsnap peas, julienned carrots, and really any seasonal summer greens...
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  2. Planning for your Fall Crops - Start now!

    Not long ago it was the Summer Solstice, which means that here in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are getting shorter. It can be hard to think about fall crops when you’re just getting busy weeding your onions, trellising your tomatoes or hilling your potatoes, but take a break today to prepare for the autumn months. With lower levels of...
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  3. Organic Control Measures for Striped Cucumber Beetles

    It’s that time of year and cucumber beetles are once again wreaking havoc on tender cucurbit seedlings. In all stages of life, these beetles do damage to cucumbers, winter and summer squash, melons, pumpkins, and gourds. In addition to inflicting significant damage by feeding, these beetles add insult to injury by transmitting bacterial wilt along the way. While there is...
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  4. Our Partnership with The Whole Kids Foundation (and a chance to win a "Bee's Garden" Seed Collection!)

    This spring High Mowing Organic Seeds partnered with the Whole Kids Foundation to provide school garden grant recipients with a starter set of organic seeds, as well as seed packets that the foundation uses to inspire families to grow together in their yards or on their window sills. The mission of the Whole Kids Foundation is: "...to improve children's nutrition...
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  5. Greenhouse Tomato Pollination

    A well developed set of fruit that resulted from hand-pollinating. - Paul Betz is High Mowing's Sales Manager and the owner of High Ledge Farm in Woodbury, VT. We grew a fair amount of tomatoes for our markets, but like I have said many times in the past, our small plantings had to perform to the fullest to give...
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  6. Variety Spotlight: Organic Cabbage

    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) vegetables. Cabbages are versatile. A few years ago, I had no idea there were so many different types of cabbage. ...
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