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Go Green for a Steal

April 25, 2018

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Photo courtesy of Fluvanna FFA

Photo courtesy of Fluvanna FFA

Photo courtesy of Fluvanna FFA

After a long, surprisingly cold winter, many local residents are eager to start planting again. The annual FCHS Greenhouse Sale is once again making that much easier–and cheaper– to do.

Under the direction of teacher Russell Jennings, Agriculture students and FFA (Future Farmers of America) students have been hard at work growing many varieties of green plants, vegetables, and flowers in the greenhouse behind the school. Proceeds from the sales go to support the FCHS Agriculture program and FFA.

While the sale began on April 9, Jennings said that it was a “soft” opening and that he only recently started promoting the sale more widely due to ongoing frost warnings. However, with temperatures projected to be in the 80’s next week, plant sales are likely to really start taking off, so shoppers may want to act fast to get the best selection.

Greenhouse hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. They will also have Saturday sales on April 28 and May 5.

There are a variety of different plants to choose from, all being cool season crops, with very reasonable prices depending on the number of plants or other specific designs. The prices for plants are: $2 for a four pack; $3 for a six pack; $10 for hanging baskets; $15 for flats; and $3 for six inch pots.

Photos courtesy of FCHS Journalism

 

 

The plants include:

Herbs/Vegetables:

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Tomatoes (15 different types to choose from)
  • Jalapeño pepper, Green pepper, Yellow Bell pepper, Red Bell pepper
  • Sweet Banana Pepper
  • Eggplant
  • Cucumber
  • Crookneck Squash
  • Zucchini Lettuce
  • Strawberries

Plants and Hanging Baskets:

  • Marigolds
  • Geraniums
  • Petunias
  • Begonias
  • Coleus
  • Impatiens
  • Purple Queen
  • Portulaca
  • Salvia
  • Celosia
  • Vinca
  • Alyssum
  • Calibrachoa
  • Dianthus
  • Browallia
  • Verbena
  • Thyme
  • Hypoestes   
  • Dusty Miller

 

 

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