High Mowing Organic Non-GMO Seeds

  1. Pest or No Pest? How to Diagnose Abiotic Plant Disorders

    There are a myriad of ways a plant can show signs of abnormalities. Sometimes these abnormalities are due to the worst causes – namely harmful pests or diseases. But other times, the symptoms are emblematic of an underlying cause, either cultural or environmental, and can often be reversed as long as diagnosis is correct and treatment is swift. When a...
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  2. Summer-Sown Cover Crops: How to Plan, Establish and Incorporate

    Why Summer-Sown? Buckwheat (left) and BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass F1 (right). When the summer is your prime harvesting season (as it is for growers in the north), or your short rest before another growing season (as it is for growers in the south), it can be easy to marginalize anything other than cash crops in favor of the things that need your...
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  3. Common Plant Pests & Organic Control Options

    We’ve posted several in-depth articles on pest control here on our Seed Hopper blog before, and you can find all of them archived in the “Plant Pests” category in the left-hand navigation column. They include coverage of Striped Cucumber Beetles, Colorado Potato Beetles, Japanese Beetles and Bloat Nematodes. Our “What’s Wrong with My Garden?” series goes over many common plant...
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  4. Our Father's Day GIVEAWAY!

    The perfect gift for the father who gardens, or grills – or both! Courtesy of Cider Mill Press Book Publishers, From Garden to Grill by Elizabeth Orsini is a hefty volume of mouth-watering vegetable-based recipes for every grill master. Full color photos accompany recipes including grilled eggplant pizza, garlic-stuffed grilled tomatoes, and grilled peach and corn salsa. This prize also...
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  5. An Organic Solution: High Mowing’s Steam Treatment Research

    Seed borne diseases present a serious threat to growers. The organic industry has limited tools for addressing these seed borne pathogens. In an innovative effort to find an organic solution to the problems caused by seed borne disease, High Mowing’s owner and founder, Tom Stearns, is spearheading research on steam treatment of seeds. The Challenge The challenge of disease control...
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  6. Why One-Cuts?

    Lettuce is the epitome of fresh.  From early spring harvests to salads in the heat of summer to the delight of local greens in late fall and winter, a salad adds a splash freshness to every meal. At Good Heart Farmstead, where we grow intensively on 1 acre for both CSA and wholesale, salad mix is our main wholesale crop. ...
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  7. 5 Key Pieces of Advice for Growers Preparing for the Transplanting Rush

    -- PLEASE NOTE: SINCE THE ORIGINAL PUBLICATION DATE OF THIS BLOG POST THERE HAS BEEN A MATERIALS UPDATE ON THE NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM (NOP) STANDARDS. There was some concern that because paper chain transplanting pots contain a synthetic substance they should not be approved for use in organic production. As of January 2019, the NOP has reversed their decision to...
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  8. CROP TALK: Market Starts

    Hello, growers, and happy spring! By now, every region of the U.S. and Canada is bustling with some sort of growing activity – sowing, transplanting, weeding, watering, mulching, harvesting. We know many of you are at maximum capacity for retail plant starts in your propagation spaces, so this final issue in our Crop Talk series is dedicated to how you...
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  9. Partners in Feeding Our Communities

    High Mowing’s donation program supports organizations that provide farm and nutrition education with initiatives such as community gardens, school gardens and food bank gardens. Thanks to these partnerships, our seeds are now in the hands of the food system leaders of tomorrow. In 2017, one of our largest donations recipients was the national community gardening organization Katie’s Krops. High Mowing...
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  10. Our Mother's Day GIVEAWAY!

    We are excited to partner exclusively with our long-time friends at Gardener’s Supply Company to bring new and exciting giveaway prizes to our farmers and gardeners this year. This month’s prize will give one lucky winner the Galvanized Hanging Planter from Gardener's, perfect for giving as a Mother’s Day gift or keeping for your own plantings. This thoughtfully designed hanging...
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