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GRC greenhouse still offering sales

The greenhouse at George Rogers Clark High School is stocked and ready for the annual spring sale.

There’s just no browsing this year or picking the specific plant you want.

The FFA group has staged the spring sale for about 20 years, GRC agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Terra Pigg said. This year, because of the coronavirus and its associated restrictions, is much different.

“The kids had already started most of the plants before we got out in March, so we have a greenhouse full like we always do,” Pigg said.

After school was dismissed, the teachers had to take over.

“It’s really fallen on the four ag teachers” to maintain the plants until it was time for the sale, she said. “Occasionally we’ll drag our spouses in to help.”

The sale this year includes a variety of potted plants including geraniums and potted vegetables including cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, watermelon, squash and zucchini.

Customers can choose from sweet basil, dill, cilantro, thyme and chives.

The FFA is also offering packs or flats of several varieties of tomatoes and peppers, flowers including impatiens, marigolds and begonias; and hanging baskets of flowers as well.

What hasn’t been determined is when the sale will end.

“We’re not really sure,” Pigg said. “We’ll stay open until we sell out or get close.”

Customers can place orders online at https://my-site-104138-103312.square.site/ and schedule a time to pick up the plants.

A video tour of the greenhouse is posted on the Clark County FFA’s Facebook page.

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