Beginner Gardeners' Guide

  1. 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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  2. Farmland Transitions Part 2

    While challenges and pressures will continue to exist for those who hope to stand up to the problems inherent in our modern food system, there are always those who have gone before and those who are finding solutions to these issues today. Connecting to elders, collaborating with community members, reaching out to other farmers, and tapping into the local and...
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  3. Farmland Transitions Part 1

    The year is 2020 and while there has never been more access to information for young farmers seeking to learn, it seems as though acquiring the land and capital to start an agricultural enterprise has never been more difficult. As this newest generation of agrarians face the mounting pressures of student debt, finding land with good access to markets, systemic...
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  4. 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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  5. Believe The Hype: No Till Growing Methods for Small Farms

    No Till Farming When it comes to farming, there are endless examples of people who have turned their craft into a livelihood through innovations and techniques honed over time to create a system that is truly unique.  Often when someone in the farming community really taps into something special, the practices seep into the collective mind of farmers all over...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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