Newsletters   >>   March 2013 Newsletter (vol.16)




Red bell peppers have more Vitamin C than citrus fruits.


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Sanidate Fruit & Vegetable Wash


Vegibee Pollinator

50 lb Actino Iron


Dillen Hanging Baskets


Why Choose Dyna...

Raised-bed gardening is a popular technique that is used all over the world. These types of beds are both functional and attractive in the landscape and are used for growing plants such as vegetables and fruits, as well as flowers. Our Dyna Mix line has everything you need to make the raised bed you have always wanted!

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Benefits of High Tunnels

High Tunnel

Written by: Susan Jongeneel
University of Illinois


High tunnels often allow growers to get a jump start on the growing season, especially in some Northern states. In Illinois, the state Department of Agriculture supports initiatives to use high tunnels to extend the growing season to increase the quantity and quality of locally grown specialty crops.

Grow It Now! Plant Protectors

Grow It Now Plant Protectors

March is roaring in like a lion for most of the country which leaves us dreaming of getting outside and working in our garden. While this may seem like a faraway fantasy for some, (Grow it Now! Plant Protector’s)have designed a weather resistant greenhouse system to help us start earlier than ever. The (Grow it Now! Plant Protector) team is dedicated to offering a better way to garden that provides your plants with protection from frost, wind, hail, snow and temperature fluctuations. In addition, the system is easy to use and can be cleaned and reused year after year.


The Plant Protectors are polyethylene domes that are designed to hold up against heavy winds and destructive frosts. They not only protect plants but also stimulate plant growth. The plant protector allows light to pass through freely allowing for plenty of ventilation while retaining the needed heat for growth. We offer them in two great sizes that will fit all of your growing needs, Regular (11”x10”) and Large (18”x14”).

2013 Crops of the Year

According to the National Garden Bureau (NGB) the big varieties for 2013 are…

In edibles, 2013 will be the Year of the Watermelon

In annuals, 2013 will be the Year of the Gerbera

In perennials, 2013 will be the Year of the Wildflower.


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Please Help Us Help Yours

Do you have friends in the horticultural field? If so, let them know about Hummert International. We’ll be more than happy to provide them with detailed and helpful information about any of the services we provide. We’ll also put them on our mailing list, give them their very own copy of our supply catalog, plants and cuttings catalog and seed catalog, as well as exclusive access to specials not available anywhere else. Simply give us a call at 1-800-325-3055 or e-mail us at


Your green thumbed friends and Hummert International will thank you!

March Garden Tips


  • Plant woody plants as soil conditions permit.
  • Sow cold crop seeds indoors (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc.)
  • Rake debris from the lawn when the soil is fairly dry.
  • Discard leftover container soil.
  • Prune shrubs, landscape trees and grapes before the plants break dormancy.
  • Before planting have your soil tested.
  • Repot houseplants as needed.
  • Provide food and water for wildlife.
  • Remove mulch from established strawberries before growth begins.
  • Seed new lawns as weather and soil conditions permit.
  • Apply lawn fertilizer as weather permits.