High Mowing Organic Non-GMO Seeds

  1. Our Staff Picks Through the Years

    Everyone has a favorite. Read on for top picks from our veggie-loving staff who grow these varieties year after year: "My family's favorite companion planting is Italian Largeleaf basil with Peacevine cherry tomatoes - I can't help but pick one of each and eat them simultaneously. The flavor! I also sprinkle Dolciva carrots in a circle around each tomato plant's...
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  2. Our Seed Starting Kit GIVEAWAY!

    Help your plants beat the cold with a seedling heat mat and our seed starting kit! This month’s giveaway includes a heat mat from Gardener’s Supply for warm-soil loving plants, and our very own seed starting kit, complete with soil from Vermont Compost Company and trays to start your seedlings. HOW TO ENTER: It’s easy - just click “Log In”...
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  3. Functional Farming

    How Functional Training Can Improve Farming Performance and Health by Cristina Cosentino & Jesse Lapiana I’ve never seen a farming job description that didn’t feature “must be able to repeatedly lift 50 pounds” in its qualifications. Growing veggies is one of the most physically demanding, strenuous jobs. In fact, I don’t know a single farmer without back pain. While agricultural apprenticeships are...
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  4. CROP TALK: Potatoes

    Well, it’s that time again: with seed potato ship dates are just around the corner, we thought it might be useful to offer some variety advice while you ponder your spud season. Here’s a guide to variety selection for different climates and growing conditions: Potatoes can be grown in a wide variety of field and soil conditions, just as long...
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  5. Q&A with Natalie Carver, Horticulture Director at Love & Carrots

    The woman-owned urban farm and garden installation team taking Washington, D.C. by storm! Love & Carrots' distinctive and custom-made cedar raised beds. Q: Describe the structure of your projects. Soup-to-nuts, how does an urban garden by Love & Carrots come to fruition? A: Each new garden starts with a consultation and a design. We work with our clients to create...
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  6. Our Grow Light Kit GIVEAWAY!

    Get a jump start on spring with this grow light system for plants! One lucky winner of this month’s giveaway will receive this grow light kit from our friends at Gardener's Supply Company for starting plants indoors. With this system you can grow all year, even in months with shorter daylight hours. Light bulbs are full-spectrum T5 fluorescents, suitable for starting...
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  7. Best Practices for Early Season Seedling Propagation

    I love this time of year.  Outside the snow is still piling up, but inside we’re sowing seeds.  It feels like a giddy secret—the smell of soil, the germinating seeds and the unfurling of true leaves, while outside the plow is rumbling down the road and every non-farmer is wondering how long winter will last. Okay, every farmer is wondering...
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  8. Crop Talk: Tomatoes

    Let’s talk tomatoes. Almost no other crop screams “summer” like a vine-ripened tomato straight off the plant. Whether it’s a full-on beefsteak or a handful of colorful cherries, that first harvest of the season is the moment farmer and consumer alike have been waiting for since January. At High Mowing, we’ve put together a solid collection of resources for organic...
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  9. Finding the Best: Our Endless & Endlessly Satisfying Work

    Finding the right varieties for the catalog happens in the field. We keep our growers in mind when we make our selections, ensuring the varieties we add bring value to professional and home growers alike. While our Early Jalapeño works well as an open-pollinated variety, we had been given the task of finding a hybrid variety that would bring more...
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  10. Crop Planning and Adaptation: How to Plan for Change to Achieve Success

    This past weekend, I met my friend’s brand new baby. While he slept in my arms, she told me about his birth, shaking her head over and over, muttering, “I’m not sure why we bothered with a birth plan, because we sure didn’t follow any of it.” I grimaced, noting that similarly, my own daughter seemed to have her own...
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