High Mowing Organic Non-GMO Seeds

  1. Variety Spotlight - Organic Melons and Watermelons

    It’s springtime - probably the busiest time of year for farmers and gardeners and anyone with a need to seed.  We know you’re busy, so we’ve decided to keep this month’s Variety Spotlight short and sweet.  We’re going to talk about melons. For those of you in cooler climates with shorter growing seasons, now is the perfect time to plant...
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  2. How to Do a Quick Germination Test at Home

    Are you using last year's seeds (or even older) and aren't sure if they're still viable? Try this germination test at home to see if they're worth planting, or if you should be buying new seeds this year. Use a double thick paper towel.  Moisten with water and fold in half. Open paper towel and place a minimum of 10...
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  3. Variety Spotlight - Organic Spinach!

    Fresh, vibrant, delicious organic spinach! In this spotlight we'll cover: Recommended Varieties Planting & Cultural Tips Harvest, Market & Storage Tips Diseases & Pests Seed Saving Tips This time of year, everyone is looking for signs of spring: longer days, new buds on trees, birds returning…and spinach in the garden or at the farmers’ market! Spinach is a fast-growing crop...
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  4. Over-Wintering Greens in our new Hoop House

    Background Here in Northern Vermont the average grower has to wait until mid-to-late May to direct seed their spinach, with a harvest that will be anywhere from 3-5 weeks later – pretty close to mid-to-late June. Who wants to wait that long for fresh spinach? We know that we don’t, so last fall we joined a growing number of northern...
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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