Spring is near and the flowers are in bloom at the Liberty County High School greenhouse. Students have been working since early January to get the greenhouse ready for the growing season. Without any space to spare, the greenhouse serves as a learning tool for the horticulture-related courses, FFA advisor and agriculture teacher Jeci Bohannon said.
Planting seeds, watering, weeding and feeding are just a few of the many things students do in the greenhouse. Students currently are experimenting with pear, mulberry, rosemary and citrus cuttings.
The greenhouse area really has turned into an adventure with blueberry bushes, asparagus and kiwi planted right inside the fence, Bohannon said.
This spring, students will start earthworm beds for vermicomposting with the cast-iron tubs that were donated by Debra Stevens.
Students currently are getting ready for the spring plant sale, which is their biggest sale of the year. The kick-off plant and barbecue plate sale will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 26 in the greenhouse area. The rest of the plant sale will be after school April 4-8.