Plant Sale!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The West Liberty Greenhouse, in full bloom, is set to have its largest plant sale ever.

Again this year the West Liberty Horticulture Classes and FFA have been working hard to fill the high school greenhouse with a wide variety of bedding plants for the community to purchase.

The greenhouse will open for spring sales on Thursday and Friday, May 8-9, from 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. After the opening weekend customers can stop in any time from May 12-15 between 2:30-6 p.m.

This year the greenhouse has over 200 hanging baskets for sale and is also raising the large city baskets that will be hung along Main Street in May.

Vegetables include tomatoes (Burpee’s Big Boy, Bush’s Early Girl, Cherry, Roma, Beefmaster, Mountain Magic [Grape], Celebrity, Mexican Midget, Cherokee Purple) peppers (Bell, Jalapeño, Sweet Banana, Habanero), eggplant and tomatillos. Herbs include cilantro, basil, parsley and chives. Bedding plants include geraniums, Wave petunias (4 colors), impatiens (4 colors), marigolds (3 colors), vinca, snapdragons, salvia, pansies, dianthus, dahlias, begonias and coleus.

The process started back in January when the first seeds were planted. The members start all the seeds in plug trays, then they are placed under grow lights until they are transplanted and moved to the greenhouse in the containers that they will be sold in. Undoubtedly from the students’ hard work, the greenhouse at West Liberty is the fullest it has ever been!

All of the funds from the sale each year go to support the purchase of technologies and useful equipment that students can use to learn skills within horticulture. Profit from last year helped West Liberty FFA build three 6’x36’ raised garden beds behind the greenhouse.

Stop in and see what the Horticulture members have been up to and what is growing in the greenhouse! The sale is located at the west side gravel drive of the high school at the greenhouse.
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