Popular plant sale scheduled for June 1-2

Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School students offering hanging baskets, herbs and flower

The always popular plant sale at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School is scheduled for June 1-2.

Agriculture class teacher Claudia Morgenthaler says the sale will take place at the greenhouses in the parking lot behind the school – follow the signs.

The sale is scheduled to go from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

She adds the sale is on a first come, first serve basis, so folks will want to come out early.

“Everything is green and growing. We have more hanging baskets this year, so I’m pretty sure everyone who wants one will get one.”

The agriculture class started planting seeds in February and will have petunias, bedding plants, herbs, vegetables, cucumbers, zucchini and a large variety of tomatoes, Morgenthaler explains.

“This year, we have Tumbler tomatoes, which people can put in their hanging baskets. So, they are perfect for people who don’t have gardens because they can be grown in containers.”

She adds the cucumber and zucchini can also be put in containers.

Morgenthaler says this year’s agriculture class is the “best ever,” with 16 students and teaching assistant Linda Glover who is also knowledgeable about gardening.

She notes that she and Glover take turns watering the plants on weekends and when school is out of session.