High Mowing Organic Seeds

  1. Safe Workers, Safe Seeds: HMOS’s Response to COVID-19

      For the most up to date information from High Mowing, we encourage you to sign up for our weekly email series. As developments continue regarding the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, and demand for organic seed increases, our staff are working hard to maintain our standards for customer service wait times, shipping turnaround times, and maintaining a steady supply of organic seed.  We want our growers to be...
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  2. Planning an Efficient & Safe Wash/Pack Area

    By Chris Callahan, Hans Estrin, and Andy Chamberlin Summary Efficiency and food safety are integral parts of running a profitable and viable farm, producing high-quality produce, and retaining valuable employees. This integration should start with a vision in the planning stage of all postharvest projects. Planning with efficiency and safety in mind ensures that growers “own” their systems and spend...
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  3. Field Preparation for Spring Planting

    As spring weather begins to work its way north, the growing season is coming alive for growers across North America. Greenhouses and high tunnels are filling up and fall sown, winter cover crops are getting worked into the soil after months of preventing erosion, stabilizing nutrients and soil life, and building biomass to feed future harvests. As growers finalize their...
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  4. HMOS Seed Starting Giveaway

                    This month's giveaway winner will receive our High Mowing Organic Seed Starting Kit- Everything you need, but the seeds!  Our seed starting kit perfect for growing your own healthy seedlings or indoor greens.  When growing indoor greens such as shoots or microgreens, plant directly in the standard 1020 tray.  For starting seedlings, plant in...
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  5. Start Your Season with Early Spring Crops

    2020 is here and the growing season is just beginning. As we head into February, depending on your region, it is either time to start some of your first seeds for spring or that time is just around the corner. While some of these early spring crops prefer to be direct seeded into the soil just before the last frost...
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  6. Grower Profile: Second Spring Farm

    The Stats  5 acres  200 member CSA  8 seasons of growing  10 years using High Mowing Organic Seeds  “I have liked High Mowing Organic Seeds ever since visiting the farm as a student in 2008; the company stood out since, unlike most seed catalogs, HMOS produced some of its own seed and is a small regional actor rather than a corporate giant. And it didn't hurt that Tom...
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  7. Early Spring Greenhouse Prep

    For some growers in North America, the greenhouse season has just arrived (or for some, it never actually ended) and it's time to get prepared for the crop season to come. Below is a basic greenhouse checklist that we hope will give you some inspiration for getting into the growing groove. Clean and disinfect (everything) As you know, good hygiene...
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  8. DIY Flourescent Light GIVEAWAY

                    This month’s giveaway winner will receive DIY Fluorescent T5 Grow Light Fixtures 36" from Gardener’s Supply Company. This set of two handy 3' strip lights promote healthy seedling growth and keep houseplants happy. These convenient strip lights can be hung or surface-mounted. You can even install them vertically to provide supplemental light for tall...
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  9. The Grow Guide Podcast: Paul Feenan of High Mowing Seeds

    Sales Representative Paul Feenan joins Dave Hanson and Maggie Wysocki of The Grow Guide Podcast to share some of the history of our Vermont-based seed company. Paul highlights how significant the decision to be 100% organic, non-GMO Project Verified was back when High Mowing Organic Seeds started in the mid 1990's. Listen to the full episode here. Browse some of...
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  10. How to Make the Most Out of a Farming Conference

    Farm Conference season is here and we know just how daunting it can be. Whether you're an introvert, new to farming, or can't decide what classes to take, the packed agendas and extreme networking can be a lot to take in. As you register and prepare for your chosen conferences, we wanted to offer some advice for getting the most...
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