Saturday, June 4, 2016


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Organic Non-GMO Skyway 687 F1 Tomato - HYBRID

Organic Non-GMO Skyway 687 F1 Tomato - HYBRID Our first heat-set field tomato! Heavy, high quality field tomatoes with good flavor for vine ripening on vigorous, semi-determinate plants. Particularly well-adapted to organic conditions in the Southeast U.S., setting fruit well over 90° F and offering strong virus and nematode resistance. Prune ground suckers early in the season. Tolerant of bacterial spot, with intermediate resistance to TSWV, TYLCV and root knot nematodes. Semi-determinate · Heat-tolerant · 12 oz fruit (Lycopersicon esculentum) Days to maturity: 78 days Disease Resistance: Tomato Necrotic Stunt Virus, Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

History of the Safe Seed Pledge

History of the Safe Seed Pledge Insect pollination of a cucurbit flowerThe Safe Seed Pledge was created in 1999 when High Mowing Organic Seeds guided a coalition of 9 other seed companies in drafting a statement about the signers' stance on genetic engineering. To date the Pledge has been signed by over 370 seed companies worldwide. In signing the Safe Seed Pledge we affirm our commitment to non-GMO (genetically modified organism) seed. We feel that the regulatory framework for the introduction of genetically modified crop varieties is flawed, and that GMO seeds themselves present a threat to plants' genetic diversity through their ability to pollinate non-GMO plants. The Safe Seed Pledge "Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms poses great biological risks, as well as economic, political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities."

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Organic Non-GMO Sweet Thai Basil - OPEN-POLLINATED

Organic Non-GMO Sweet Thai Basil - OPEN-POLLINATED Exotic clove-licorice flavor perfect in Thai cuisine. Lovely potted herb, edible bedding plant and cut flower for floral arrangements. Gorgeous narrow green leaves with vivid dark purple stems and blossoms; adored by bees. Leaves are 2" long and plants reach 12-18" tall. 28M seeds/oz. Compact habit · Edible and ornamental (Ocimum basilicum) Days to maturity: 63 days

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Organic Heirloom Vegetable Lovers Seed Collection

Organic Heirloom Vegetable Lovers Seed Collection - (10 packets) Plant a bit of history in your garden! Heirlooms are varieties that have been preserved and passed on by gardeners and seed savers over the years. They are prized for their unique colors, shapes, and outstanding flavors. Grow these varieties, and learn why they’ve stood the test of time. And, with a little added know-how, you can save the seeds too! Includes: •Detroit Dark Red Beet •French Breakfast Radish •Red Russian Kale •Laxton’s Progress #9 Shell Peas •Yellow Crookneck Summer Squash •Red Salad Bowl Lettuce •Boothby Blonde Cucumber •Ruby Red Chard •Brandywine Tomato •Danvers 126 Carrot