February 2014

  1. Dream Garden on Pinterest Contest!

    Win a $75 gift certificate to High Mowing Organic Seeds! This contest has ended - congratulations to Adrienne! Thank you to everyone who participated! Half the fun of having a garden is planning the garden during those long cold winter months when all is grey and dark outside. Looking at all those pictures of bright, beautiful vegetables, herbs and flowers...
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  2. The Roadside Stand Advantage: Is it Right for You?

    As a young farmer in an already-saturated organic farming community, I have had to find creative solutions for marketing my produce. Our local coop and other stores selling local produce already have producers for most crops, so normally my only option would be to get in line with the other new growers, hoping to get a foot in the market...
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  3. 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 our varieties do under different conditions, and this feedback is essential in helping us develop a selection that reflects the...
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  4. When to Plant (& Succession Plant): Using Margaret Roach’s Planting Calculator

    In Vermont we frequently use the term “cabin fever” at this time of year, since it seems like such a long time since it was warm enough to spend our days outdoors. It’s easy to feel stuck inside and disconnected from nature, particularly for farmers and gardeners who start to feel accustomed to life in daily contact with the summer...
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  5. You Are What You Eat: Staying Healthy in Winter

    Megen skiing with her daughter - one way to stay healthy in the winter! Living in the Northeast, as in many other regions, the winter cold has set in and the outdoor growing season has come to an end. This makes it easy to kick back, enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa, and snuggle up near the hearth with...
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