Newsletters >> February 2012 Newsletter (vol.4)
IN THIS ISSUE
- Community Supported Agriculture
- Springfield Location Re-Opening
- Shelf Life
- New Seeds For 2012!
- Get Your Pruners Ready For Spring
IN OTHER NEWS
HUMMERT’S FUN FACT
Each year the city of Verona Italy receives more than 1000 valentine's addressed to Shakespeare's Juliet. It really is amazing how much affection a dead fictional character can attract.
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Earth City, MO 63045
phone: (800) 325-3055
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Over the last quarter of a century, the gap between consumers and their food knowledge has grown significantly. Many people think that their food comes from a drive thru window or a takeout box. CSA’s are changing that perception. A CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The community is a group of consumers, each of which buys a share of a farmer’s crop for one season. The farmer provides freshly picked produce to them and in turn, they make a financial commitment to support the farm. CSA’s have proven especially popular in larger urban areas where fresh, local produce can be difficult to obtain.
Our Springfield, MO location re-opened on Monday, February 13th for the spring season. Please call for more details.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 9:30-6 & Saturday 9:30-2:30
It is that time of year again to begin thinking about what chemicals you will need for the growing season. You want to make sure you have what you need in time to manage the infestations before they get out of control. You may have some pesticides left over from last year’s growing season that you didn’t use, but will they still be effective? What is the shelf life of pesticides and how do you know when a pesticide is no longer effective? First, it is essential to review some general guidelines for storing chemicals, whether it is insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, miticides, or growth regulators.
- Open Pollinated
- New Varities
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For a complete cleaning and sharpening of your hand pruner here's what you'll need to get the job done:
Steel wool; medium to fine sand paper; rat tail or mill bastard file or honing or whet stone; warm, soapy water and a small brush; clean cloths; screwdriver, wrench; cleaning solvent (optional); lubricating oil or spray.