Nevada High School horticulture students and FFA members have over 4,000 plants and seeds started in the high school greenhouse. Geraniums, petuntias, impatiens and marigolds are some of the rooted cuttings recently planted. Vegetables started include tomatoes, peppers, beets, carrots, lettuce, broccoli and squash. Some of the plantings that will be offered for sale later this spring include hanging baskets of geraniums, single flowering annuals and vegetables. At least 12 students have started vegetables for their own garden production. Other greenhouse crops to start soon will be marigolds and additional flowering annuals.
“Very pleased with students coming in after school and evenings to put in extra time with the plant production” added Kevin Cooper, Nevada High School agriculture education instructor & FFA advisor.