About High Mowing Organic Seeds

  1. Considerations for Starting Fall Crops in the Summer

    While we busily harvest the great bounty of fruiting crops, nutritious leaves, roots, flowers and herbs erupting from the garden in mid July, the sneaking thought that winter is coming plays like creepy horror film music in the back of my mind. We're all doing our best to can our tomatoes and make our cabbage into sauerkraut for use in...
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  2. Introducing the Swede Midge

    There’s a new pest entering the scene and it is wreaking havoc on brassicas crops such as cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli and kale. It’s called the swede midge and it's larvae feed off of and destroy the growth point of plants.  As a new and invasive pest that currently has no organic approved pesticides that work to eradicate it, early detection and...
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  3. Our Food Justice Book GIVEAWAY!

    This week’s giveaway winner will receive 3 books helping to share the powerful stories of resilience and racial justice in the food movement.  Farming While Black by author Leah Penniman from Soul Fire Farm in Albany, NY. “Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices have roots in African wisdom. Yet, discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to their decline from...
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  4. Qlipr Crop Clamping System for Tomatoes and Cucumbers

    There's no labor of love on the farm quite as time consuming and stressful as attempting to raise a healthy tomato crop. After years of honing in on a system, we find what methods work best for our spaces and what varieties outperform others. This cumulative experience of growing tomatoes, season after season, serves as the wisdom that ultimately leads...
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  5. Gardening Book GIVEAWAY!

    This month’s giveaway winner will receive two informative gardening books from Storey Publishing!  Starter Vegetable Gardens  Develop your green thumb as you learn to grow your own food. In this introductory guide to growing vegetables, Barbara Pleasant addresses common problems that first-time gardeners encounter.   Grow Your Soil  It is possible to create and maintain rich, dark, crumbly soil that’s teeming with life...
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  6. Gardening Tips for First Time Growers

    The gardening season is here! It's an exciting time and has been made even more so by all of the new gardeners getting growing this year as a means of supplying their families and communities with fresh food during these uncertain times. Below we've put together some friendly first-timer tips and, as always, we encourage you seasoned gardeners out there...
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  7. Stories of Resilience

    As we've each dealt with the difficulties and uncertainties of life amid a global health crisis individually, we've also been forced to carry the burden collectively with disruptions to foodways, resource distribution, healthcare and our local and national economies. It has affected everyone, though not equally, and each community has had to make tough choices about how to move forward...
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  8. Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

    Is High Mowing still open?  Yes we are. High Mowing is officially exempt from Governor Phil Scott’s Executive Stay At Home Order due to being declared critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security per Section 6.k. of the Addendum 6 to Executive Order 01-20 issued on March 24th, 2020.   We will remain open and operational while...
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  9. Harvest Tips for Crop Families

    As the harvest season begins in some regions and waits just around the corner in others, we wanted to compile a handy list of harvest tips divided up by crop families for those planting a garden for the first time this year. This quick intro to each crop is a good resource, but we also encourage all of you seasoned...
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  10. Important Updates from High Mowing Seeds

    Dear Growers,    Our hearts are warmed to see how many of you are turning to seeds and growing as a response to COVID-19. It is clear that people are ready and eager to provide for their families and neighbors during these uncertain times. Because of record-breaking order volumes we have made some tough decisions. As of April 11th we are not accepting new orders from home gardeners until April 28th, and are currently only accepting commercial farmer or seed...
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