Beginner Gardeners' Guide

  1. Grow Microgreens in your Home Kitchen in 7 Easy Steps

    Here in Vermont, where gardens are frozen under snow for long cold winters, gardeners can still grow their own greens inside. While microgreens may sound and look fancy, you don’t need fancy equipment to grow them. In fact, between your garden and your kitchen, you likely already have all the supplies you need to grow microgreens. Like sprouts and shoots...
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  2. 7 Resources for Season Extension

    All growers are familiar with the guessing game that happens each fall when cool weather comes around: when is the first hard freeze going to hit this year? As the global climate continues to shift in unpredictable ways, the things we as growers thought we knew about our regions’ ecological rhythms are being thrown to the wind (so to speak...
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  3. Our Top 10 Veggies for Growing in Containers

    If you’re gardening in limited space and plan to grow only 6 vegetables this year, these are the ones to choose. By planting in large 3-5 gallon containers, using good quality potting soil, watering regularly, and fertilizing monthly, you can easily harvest fresh greens, cucumbers, eggplants, summer squash, peppers and tomatoes all season long – and you only need 6...
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  4. From the Garden: Beat the Heat

    As each week brings us closer to the longest days of the year, it’s important to plan your garden accordingly. More sun means more heat, no matter where you live. High Mowing has varieties bred to withstand even the hottest conditions, so you can keep enjoying fresh vegetables from your garden all summer. Choose Wisely Not all crops are suited...
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  5. Garden Themed Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    At High Mowing, we love celebrating mothers – not only because we have a good number of them on our team, but also because mothers are growers and nurturers at their core, who tend the most important seeds: our children. This Mother’s Day, consider a gift of organic, non-GMO seeds for the mother(s) in your life, and spend some quality...
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  6. Top 10 Varieties for School Gardens

    For avid gardeners who are also parents and/or teachers, the next few months are the prime time to start a garden at your kids’ school. But how do you know which plants are the best for timing your garden to the school year schedule? We’ve selected a few of our favorites that are guaranteed to get a harvest in while...
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  7. Time to Sow: A Gardener's Guide

    This guide is designed to help growers determine the appropriate time to sow certain crops based on their region and unique growing climate. Use the “When to Plant Out” column below as a reference for each crop you want to grow from seed. If the column says “After Last Frost,” use the following formula to determine the sowing date for...
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  8. Our Top 5 Flowers for Pollinators

    Bees pollinating holy basil If you’re like us, you’re worried about pollinators—we need them for production of about 35% of global crops by volume and over 85% of the world’s flowering plants, and many pollinator species are in decline or at risk of extinction. Four species of bumble bees native to America are in rapid decline; the rusty-patched bumble bee...
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  9. Crop Talk: Growing Bountiful Kale at Good Heart Farmstead

    Katie Spring and Edge Fuentes with their son Waylon, at Good Heart Farmstead I love kale. I love it for its ability to thrive in many zones (including our Zone 4 location), and for the way it keeps on giving all season long. At Good Heart Farmstead, we grow kale from May through December, and I’m a firm believer that...
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  10. Potato GrowBag GIVEAWAY!

    You loved the Potato GrowBags from last month’s giveaway so much, we decided to give away more—so this month THREE lucky winners will each receive: a Potato GrowBag from Gardener’s Supply and  a $15 gift certificate for seeds or seed potatoes of your choice! (Two winners will receive the standard-size potato GrowBag, and one winner will receive a Jumbo GrowBag). GrowBags make it...
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