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High Mowing Organic Seeds commented on High Mowing Organic Seeds's blog post 'Jumpstarting Spring: How to Greensprout Potatoes'
"Hi Jennifer, I keep them under the lights at the minimum for a week, but they will only benefit from  extra time to convert to some true leaves. There often comes a time where they need to go in the ground, and that's usually when they…"
Apr 8
Jennifer commented on High Mowing Organic Seeds's blog post 'Jumpstarting Spring: How to Greensprout Potatoes'
"Awesome! Thanks so much, High Mowing! Coupla questions: Do you have a rough time estimate for step 2? And any recommendation for types of potatoes to try chitting with, especially for first timers?"
Apr 7
High Mowing Organic Seeds posted a blog post

Jumpstarting Spring: How to Greensprout Potatoes

Spring is getting off to a late start here in Vermont, and in many other parts of the country as well. As a result our customers have been asking us what they should do with their potatoes while they wait for the snow to melt and the ground to thaw. One method you can try is called greensprouting, or “chitting” potatoes, which takes advantage of the extra time available to transform your potatoes from starchy spuds into verdant transplants.Why Greensprout?Getting potatoes into and out of the…See More
Apr 7
High Mowing Organic Seeds posted a blog post

Building Efficiencies Into Your Farm

I love to farm, but I am also happy when the day is over and I can have some time for other pursuits.  I try really hard to keep a schedule, and quit for the day at a certain time.  Granted, it has to bend some days.  Spring is tough.  There’s always too much to do.  But I think there are some ways to make the time spent each day go farther.  It’s that whole work smarter—not…See More
Jan 10, 2013
High Mowing Organic Seeds posted an event

Kingdom Farm and Food Days at Wolcott, VT

August 19, 2012 from 9am to 7pm
Join us for a celebration of organic produce on the beautiful grounds of High Mowing Organic Seeds Trial & Showcase Garden on Marsh Road in Wolcott, VT. Situated on land preserved through the Vermont Land Trust—with over 800 vegetable, herb and flower varieties—visitors will see side-by-side comparison of many popular and some unreleased varieties. There will also be self-guided and guided tours as well as workshops on seed saving and pest and disease identification, live music and an…See More
Aug 6, 2012
Yvonne commented on High Mowing Organic Seeds's blog post 'How to Do a Quick Germination Test at Home'
"How clever, I have quite a lot of seed that is official passed it's best before date, so this will be a good test. Thanks for sharing. http://vonniethehappyhippy.blogspot.com/"
Apr 12, 2012
Steve Racz commented on High Mowing Organic Seeds's blog post 'Seed Viability Chart'
"I've just recently successfully sown saved lettuce and tomato seeds which were both 6 years old and were not kept in any conditions as precise as suggested by High Mowing Organic Seeds so, I think YMMV and the above is probably a very informed…"
Jan 22, 2012
Sharon Carson commented on High Mowing Organic Seeds's blog post 'Seed Viability Chart'
"35 years ago when, We lived in New Mexico We came across a 3 gallon tine of pinto beans that had been stored in an abandoned house for 20 years . We dumped them out thinking they could not possibly be any good... under the drip line of the adobe…"
Jan 18, 2012
Erica Strauss commented on High Mowing Organic Seeds's blog post 'Give Peas a Chance - Growing Peas On Your Farm'
"Thanks, this was a great overview. As an urban home gardener, I go with the lower-footprint/yield option of a tall trellised variety, but I love to hear about your succession planting of peas to extend the season and your varietal choice.…"
Jan 18, 2012
High Mowing Organic Seeds posted a blog post

Give Peas a Chance - Growing Peas On Your Farm

It seems that everyone likes eating peas, but the planting and picking part can be a challenge. At my farm, we have decided that they are an important piece of our crop mix, and have found ways to ease their burden and have them week after week for our markets without too much stress.Lots of the problems around picking can be solved by trellising. We trellis all our peas, even when they only top out at…See More
Jan 16, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on High Mowing Organic Seeds's blog post 'Treating Our Tools with TLC'
"Putting some of these tips into practice - a good New Year's resolution! Just last night I had to revive some of my town little tools that had been left out on the porch to face the elements - took a while to get the rust off! Thanks!"
Jan 4, 2012
Cornelia commented on High Mowing Organic Seeds's blog post 'Treating Our Tools with TLC'
"Thank you for this - a very useful how-to!"
Dec 30, 2011
High Mowing Organic Seeds posted a blog post

Treating Our Tools with TLC

It’s so easy to simply hang your shovel on the nail when you hang up your proverbial towel at the end of the growing season, but there are a few simple practices that will help to preserve quality tools for decades of use.  The following tool care steps can also be used during the growing season for routine maintenance.Many of our garden tools such as shovels, spades, knives, clippers, etc, are constructed of a combination of materials, often metal and wood. And while I have admittedly put my…See More
Dec 28, 2011
High Mowing Organic Seeds posted a blog post

Seed Viability Chart

Ever wondered how long you can save your seeds and have them still be viable? We've created this chart to help you determine the longevity of your seeds.Proper seed storage conditions are cool and dark. The moisture content within the seed greatly affects germination rates. Seeds should be stored in their original packaging in a cool (below 50 degrees Fahrenheit), dark place where their moisture content will stay relatively stable. Here at High Mowing we keep our seed cooler at around 45…See More
Nov 30, 2011
High Mowing Organic Seeds posted an event
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High Mowing Organic Seeds' Field Day - Open Garden! at Wolcott, VT

August 21, 2011 from 10am to 9pm
High Mowing Organic Seeds' Field Day This event is part of The Kingdom Farm and Food Days  On Sunday, August 21, 2011, High Mowing Organic Seeds will be hosting their annual field day event as closure to The Kingdom Farm and Food Days weekend.  Enjoy  garden tours of over 800 vegetable, herb and flower varieties, see side-by-side comparisons of many popular and some yet-unreleased varieties and enjoy the tasting stations of our most popular…See More
Aug 15, 2011
High Mowing Organic Seeds posted a blog post

Fall Planting Guides by Region

Most every gardener has probably harvested at least something from their garden at this point in the summer…  but don’t let that beautiful bounty fool you! It will come to an end…  unless you plant a Fall Garden!  There is hope for extended harvests! A good portion of the United States has conditions favorable for a…See More
Aug 1, 2011

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Jumpstarting Spring: How to Greensprout Potatoes

Spring is getting off to a late start here in Vermont, and in many other parts of the country as well. As a result our customers have been asking us what they should do with their potatoes while they wait for the snow to melt and the ground to thaw. One method you can try is called greensprouting, or “chitting” potatoes, which takes advantage of the extra time available to transform your potatoes from starchy spuds into verdant…

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Posted on April 7, 2014 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

Building Efficiencies Into Your Farm

I love to farm, but I am also happy when the day is over and I can have some time for other pursuits.  I try really hard to keep a schedule, and quit for the day at a certain time.  Granted, it has to bend some days.  Spring is tough.  There’s always too much to do.  But I think there are some ways to make the time spent each day go farther. …

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Posted on January 10, 2013 at 4:57pm

Give Peas a Chance - Growing Peas On Your Farm

It seems that everyone likes eating peas, but the planting and picking part can be a challenge. At my farm, we have decided that they are an important piece of our crop mix, and have found ways to ease their burden and have them week after week for our markets without too much stress.…

Continue

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Treating Our Tools with TLC

It’s so easy to simply hang your shovel on the nail when you hang up your proverbial towel at the end of the growing season, but there are a few simple practices that will help to preserve quality tools for decades of use.  The following tool care steps can also be used during the growing season for routine maintenance.

Many of our garden tools such as shovels, spades, knives, clippers, etc, are constructed of a combination of materials, often metal and wood. And while I have…

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Posted on December 28, 2011 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

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At 11:25am on November 29, 2010, Cornelia said…
Drove through Wolcott on Saturday and waved at the farm - beautiful country you're in up there!
At 1:54pm on August 2, 2011, Cornelia said…
Thank you so much for the blogs that you post here - people love them and the information is stellar!

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