CCHS Greenhouse is open for business

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By Charlotte Underwood

It’s planting time in Campbell County. This year the Campbell County High School Greenhouse is more ready than ever to meet the local gardening demands.

The greenhouse will officially open for business on Monday, April 13.

“We moved the date up because of how good the plants have been growing and how large they are,” said CCHS Agriculture Teacher Eric Reynolds.

The greenhouse has a large stock of flowers including Begonias, Petunias, Geraniums and Marigolds. All four come in different varieties and colors, according to Reynolds. Flowers cost $1 for the larger four-inch potted flowers and three for $1 for the smaller flowers.

The greenhouse is also selling a large variety of vegetables this year, including nine varieties of tomatoes. They are priced low at three for a $1 or a flat of 36 for $13. If customers do not need the carrying tray, the price is reduced to $12, Reynolds said.

With six varieties of peppers, two varieties of cucumbers and watermelons and even cantaloupe plants for sale, the CCHS Greenhouse has plenty for the novice to expert gardener to plant.

Money made from greenhouse sales goes directly back into the program to order seed stock for the next year, as well as for various small projects around the school, according to Reynolds.

“The kids have worked so hard this year. I honestly think these are the healthiest and prettiest plants we’ve had since I’ve been here in the past five years,” Reynolds said.

The greenhouse is open on school days between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30p.m.

Reynolds advised customers come around to the right side of the school and park near the greenhouse for easy loading.

For more information, contact Eric Reynolds in the agriculture department at 562-9179.