We are pleased to offer a selection of vegetable, herb and flower seeds from High Mowing Organic. High Mowing is a small seed company located in Vermont and all their seeds organic and GMO free, you can learn more about High Mowing seeds by clicking here.
To make shopping easier, please print out the list of seeds available before you come to shop or send us an email to place a curbside pick up order. Orders can be sent to guiniridge.com. You can find the full list of seeds we offer at:
Seed Starting Timing
Determining when to plant your seeds can be quite a challenge. Some seeds, like peas you can plant as soon as you can get into your garden in April, while others the soil needs time to warm into late May or early June. To help decide we have put together the following table to indicate when to plant here on the Midcoast area.
|Crop||# of Weeks Required||Start Date||Transplant Date|
|Beets*||4 to 6||25-Mar||06-May|
|Broccoli||4 to 6||25-Mar||06-May|
|Cabbage||4 to 6||11-Mar||22-Apr|
|Cauliflower||4 to 6||25-Mar||06-May|
|Corn*||2 to 4||22-Apr||20-May|
|Cucumber||3 to 4||29-Apr||27-May|
|Eggplant||8 to 10||25-Mar||03-Jun|
|Kale||4 to 6||11-Mar||22-Apr|
|Lettuce||4 to 5||18-Mar||22-Apr|
|Melons||3 to 4||06-May||03-Jun|
|Parsley||9 to 10||19-Feb||29-Apr|
|Peas*||3 to 4||06-May||03-Jun|
|Pumpkins||3 to 4||06-May||03-Jun|
|Spinach||4 to 6||25-Mar||06-May|
|Squash||3 to 4||06-May||03-Jun|
|Swiss Chard||4 to 6||25-Mar||06-May|
|Tomatoes||6 to 8||01-Apr||27-May|
|Watermelon||3 to 4||06-May||03-Jun|
|Calendula*||6 to 8||25-Mar||20-May|
* Can be direct sown
Many crops can be planting in smaller batches more frequently to extend your harvest to last the summer, this is know as succession planting. For example, you can plant green beans every 10 days to make sure you can harvest fresh beans for your table all summer long. This is especially important for those crops that once mature do not hold or keep producing over time or that tend to slow down as the season moves along. Make sure you leave some space in your garden planning for those crops that you can succession plant.
|Variety||Days to Maturity||Interval Between Plantings||1st Planting||Final Planting|
If you have any questions about when to start plants inside, when to plant seeds or seedlings outside or how to succession plant, please let us know. We are happy to help.