If you are one of those people who want organic seed, not matter what and no matter the price, High Mowing if your seed company. They carry 100% certified organic, non-GMO verified seeds. That folks, is a big deal.
Having this type of standard does come with a cost though, their seeds are often high priced compared to other companies.
They also carry a large selection of hybrid; non-GMO, varieties. Although seed savers are not fond of hybrids, those who are looking for new varieties bred for our changing climate are grateful for them. High Mowing is very picky about who they partner with and offer such a large selection of hybrids, from modern hybridizer’s intent on expanding organic seed varieties. They carry seeds from breeders at Cornel University, Vitalis, Kultursaat, Genesis Seeds and other University and quality seed breeding programs.
High Mowing serves organic growers and is dedicated to providing very high quality seed. A new standout for us this year is their Halblange Parsnip, an open pollinated variety from Bingenheinmer Saatgut, a biodynamic company in Germany. Shorter and stockier roots are easier to grow in our clay soils, or in gardens where the soil has not been built up so much yet.
They also carry our hands-down favorite green leaf lettuce, Waldman’s Dark Green. We also particularly like their selections of radishes and spinach.
Whenever we have a bug or other problem that prompts us to look for a hybrid, we always go to High Mowing first. We’ve liked Caraflex F1 cabbage and Yaya F1 carrot, all first offered from High Mowing, so much they have become staples in our garden.
As you can see, the folks at High Mowing carry a unique collection of quality varieties from around the world, Great folks, great seed. Our only con, is some varieties are above our home gardener recommended price point of being below $4 a packet. You get what you pay for.