By Catherine McGregor
On Friday, March 29, the annual Morgan County High School FFA Plant Sale, held in Morgan County High School’s new greenhouse, opened its doors for amateur and master gardeners alike. The first weekend sale, extending to Saturday, March 30, made $700 in just the first half of the first day.
The sale will reopen on Monday, April 8 from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and continue throughout the week, closing on Friday April 12.
The MCHS FFA holds this plant sale every year to raise money for their organization to assist in funding for competitions and various FFA projects.
“FFA is a way to get some experience in all the different aspects of farming and agriculture in the real world,” said FFA student, Bailey Shultz. “It’s really cool because we get to do a lot of hands-on things.”
A returning customer, Kevin Walker, loves the annual plant sale. “I’ve only gotten tomatoes in the past, this time I’m getting jalapeño peppers, cucumber, and squash,” said Walker. “The prices are excellent, I got 28 plants for 20 bucks! Plus it helps support the FFA and that’s the main reason I’m doing this.”
The greenhouse currently holds about 5,880 plants in total. A few of the types of plants being sold are begonias, squash, cucumbers, sweet banana peppers, geraniums, marigolds, tomatoes and okra.