High Mowing Organic Non-GMO Seeds

  1. Our Potato & Onion Storage GIVEAWAY!

    Enter to win these handy storage containers. This month’s giveaway will give one lucky winner an attractive and efficient storage system for onions and potatoes from Gardener’s Supply Company. With these hand-woven storage containers you’ll never be without a good supply of onions and spuds! HOW TO ENTER: It’s easy - just click “Log In” below if you have a...
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  2. About Seed Farming in Vermont

    This is the time of year when the finish line is in sight for many growers: only a few large harvests remain, and many of the main season crops are on their way out. For seed growers, our season is a little different. September and October are the crown jewels of our growing season. Unlike CSA, farmers market and wholesale...
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  3. Meet Our Quality Assurance Team

    Seed quality has always played a central role at High Mowing, from the days when the company was a one-man operation to the present quality department composed of three full-time and one part-time staff. (L-R) Monique, Jamie, Patrick and Heather. Wiley (front, center) helps with QA team morale! Over the years, our definition of quality has expanded, we have tested...
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  4. No Bare Ground: Planning Your Cover Crops to Maximize Their Benefits

    The healthy-sized nodules on the roots of these field peas indicate that the plant has been fixing nitrogen in the soil. (Photo credit: Becky Maden.) I can tell you all the reasons why it is best for my body to eat well, sleep well, and exercise, but many days, my task-oriented brain takes over and I shove self-care to the...
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  5. Our Canning Supplies GIVEAWAY!

    Enter for a chance to improve your stock of canning supplies. This month's giveaway will give one lucky winner high quality canning supplies from Gardener's Supply Company. Preserve your harvest so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor all year long! HOW TO ENTER: It’s easy - just click “Log In” below if you have a Facebook account (if...
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  6. Success with Garden Based Education

    Late summer has come upon us here in the Southeastern United States.  Occasionally, a cool breeze sweeps through, and the mornings can be downright pleasant.  With late summer comes time to plan and start planting for fall gardens.  For me, planning for fall gardens also means it’s time to start another school year.  This year will be my fourth in...
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  7. Growing for Preservation

    In the Northeast, August marks the traditional beginning of harvest season.  While season extension has many growers harvesting year-round or close to it, August through September can still claim the heaviest, and most diverse, yields of the year.  With tomatoes weighing down the vine, zucchini overflowing in the fields, and cabbage sizing up in time for kraut-making, we’re now in...
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  8. Sneak Peek at High Mowing Breeding Projects

    If you read last month’s blog post about why we choose to breed our own organic varieties, then you may be nipping at the bud to find out what exactly our Breeding and Research team has been working so diligently on refining these past few weeks. Here’s a peek at some of the successful projects High Mowing’s breeding program has...
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  9. Soil Test in the Fall for Next Year's Fertility

    Each September morning is a little darker, a little cooler, and a little dewier as the earth wraps its way towards another autumn. Although you may be tired, ragged and bleary-eyed from a hot, dry season, autumn is the ideal time to turn your remaining energy towards next year's soil fertility plan. The first step towards a soil fertility plan...
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  10. The Power of Seed: Why We Love What We Do

    “The grower of trees, the gardener, the man born to farming . . . to him the soil is a divine drug. What miraculous seed has he swallowed that the unending sentence of his love flows out of his mouth like a vine clinging in the sunlight, and like water descending in the dark?” –Wendell Berry, poet & farmer-philosopher What...
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