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Shown above are Chambers County Career Tech Center students Zachaeus Turner, a Junior from LaFayette High School, and Baylee Jones, a Junior from Valley High School, preparing for the annual FFA Plant Sale beginning March 18.

LaFAYETTE – The Future Farmers of America Agricultural Education program at the Chambers County Career Technical Center will conduct its annual plant sale beginning Monday, March 18, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. CDT. On March 19 and until all inventory is gone, hours of the sale will be 8:00 until 11:00 a.m. CDT, Monday through Friday. Plants will be sold from the greenhouse located at the rear of the Career Tech campus.


            Available items include flowering hanging baskets and ferns for $10 each, foliage hanging baskets for $7 each, vegetable six-pack transplants for $3 each, bedding plants in four-inch pots for $4 each, and bedding plants in six-pack containers for $3 each.


            “In addition to our usual variety that most people are familiar with, we have a couple of new plants this year,” said FFA instructor Jordan Harris. “One is a pepper called ‘Tricked You Jalapeno.’ It has all the flavor of a regular Jalapeno but without the heat. The other new feature is a Mountain Fresh Tomato, a determinate variety known for being a heavy producer that tolerates cool temperatures; perfect for early planting.”


            Harris encourages shoppers to purchase their plants as soon after the sale begins as possible for best selection. No plants will be sold during the week of Spring Break, March 25 – 29.

By David Bell

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