High Mowing Organic Non-GMO Seeds

  1. What are "Hybrid" organic seeds?

    One of our Hybrid Varieties: Organic Drago F1 Cabbage Seeds -by Holly Simpson, HMS Sales Associate At High Mowing Organic seeds we often get questions concerning our "Hybrid" seeds. Hybridization is a naturally occurring process that happens all the time as plants can potentially get pollinated by bees and insects or even by the wind.  Then those two parents create a variety...
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  2. Incorporating Organic Cover Crops into Your Garden

    Cover cropping and green manuring are good gardening practices for a number of reasons: they improve soil structure and fertility, increase organic matter, loosen compacted soils, reduce weeds, control erosion, and attract pollinating insects.  Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, generally speaking, green manures are tilled into the soil while they are still green and growing, while cover...
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  3. Turning Your Lawn into Your Lunch – How to Break New Ground for a Garden

    Every year, more and more people are opening up new ground for gardening, either to create a plot or to expand an existing one. I am a big fan of smaller lawns and bigger gardens, as long as a little space is saved for lawn games like bocce (or croquet). Having planted directly into tilled sod (ground that was previously...
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  4. Cool Season Lettuce - Spring Planting!

    Did you know that certain lettuce varieties are more suited towards growing in cooler temps, such as early spring and late fall, and certain varieties can tolerate heat better? Now's the time to start (or just think about for all of you in colder climates) your spring planting of lettuce!  And now is also the time to start making...
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  5. Variety Spotlight - Organic Heirloom Tomatoes!

    What are heirlooms tomatoes? What makes them unique? Heirloom tomatoes are tomatoes grown from seeds that have been passed down from generation to generation by individuals, not formal "breeding programs" or universities. Every year at High Mowing we trial over 100 different varieties of tomatoes. Out of all those tomatoes, only 3-4 make the final cut. After that, we grow...
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  6. Know your organic seed company!

    Know your food, know your organic seed, know the people who ship you those organic seeds! A little "behind the scenes" look at a typical day in the warehouse these days... receiving seed, packing seed, shipping seed, processing orders, petting cats & dogs... it's the crazy time around here!
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  7. Growing Organic Micro-Greens - A Shot of Green To Get You Through These Final Weeks....

    - by Kathryn Donovan The thought on everyone’s mind these days at High Mowing is spring, spring, spring!  I find it awfully easy to get caught up in garden planning, and the balmy temperatures we had here in the 50’s last week make things seem so close!  Every year Mother Nature seems to get us with that trick, so, I...
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  8. Organic Vegetable Varieties Suitable for Container Gardening

    Looking to get into organic vegetable gardening but are limited on space? Try container gardening! Organic vegetables best suited for container gardening are those with a compact growth habit. Dwarf, determinate or bush varieties of larger vegetable plants such as peas, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and cucumbers can be grown successfully in containers, but generally require either support, such as stakes...
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  9. High Mowing Organic Seeds' Spring Social - March 20th!

    Thoughts turning to spring…and to growing? Join us to learn some new techniques, learn about new varieties, learn about seed cleaning and production…or just share some good food and growing tips with friends! Shake off those dusty winter cobwebs and celebrate the return of the growing season with your friends and neighbors! Tomato Grafting Workshop , 2 – 3 pm...
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  10. Variety Spotlight - Organic Onions!

    Welcome to our new Variety Spotlight! Each month we'll be highlighting a particular vegetable - including our recommended varieties, planting and cultural tips, common pests and diseases, and harvest and storage tips. We're excited to share this more detailed information with you, and welcome your comments and suggestions for future issues! This month we'll be discussing Organic Onions. Our Recommended...
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