High Mowing Organic Seeds

Irreverent Reviews: High Mowing Organic Seeds In My Homemade Greenhouse (sponsored)

It’s that time of year again! Oh wait, it’s almost past that time of year for gardening but as an avid gardener with way too much confidence, I plant seeds whenever I want. Well, only after my kidney stones stop trying to kill me.

Once they did, Stonyfield Organic set me up with High Mowing Organic Seeds, and they sent me a wonderful variety of veggies to nurture, grow and GET IN MY BELLY.

High Mowing Organic Seeds
Ooh. Ahh.
High Mowing Hat
Let’s do this.

Now I’ve had some great success growing from seed since I take the time to create my very own greenhouse. I use a wide planter and fill it with only an inch or two of quality dirt. I plant my seeds and add pine needles from my yard as “mulch.”

Greenhouse step 1
Pine needle beds for my babies.

And for the final touch after a nice watering, I plastic wrap it. PHEW! That was quite a process.

Greenhouse step 2
Not fancy. Not pretty. Totally easy and awesome.

With the temperature hitting 90 degrees most days this week, the plastic wrap keeps the seed warm and wet without me accidentally overwatering or animals stealing them. I think only in the south would this technique work well. It has to be consistently hot during the day. Also, be sure to leave some venting on the long sides. This allows it stays at a perfect temperature for seedlings to sprout strong and happy with the added bonus of being OUTSIDE so the dirt does not take over my home or get attacked by my anti-vegetable and flower cats.

Honestly, I’m not as good at pruning the seedlings (I WANT TO GIVE EVERY PLANT A CHANCE TO SHINE!) or transplanting them as I am at getting the seeds to grow. My current record is 50% of the seedlings get transplanted and only 10% of those transplants survive the season. Sad for both my gardening moxie and my belly.

Disclaimer: Stonyfield Organic teamed up with High Mowing Organic Seeds to send me the hat and seeds in exchange for writing about it. I have also discovered that I am compensated quarterly for participation as a Yo-Getter. While I love a good quality seed and High Mowing Organic seeds look great, I don’t care whether any seed or plant is GMO or non-GMO because the science doesn’t support GMO being an issue. If that changes, I’ll let you know.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

2 thoughts to “Irreverent Reviews: High Mowing Organic Seeds In My Homemade Greenhouse (sponsored)”

  1. “I don’t care whether any seed or plant is GMO or non-GMO because the science doesn’t support GMO being an issue.”

    Right on.

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