As I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, I am an avid gardener! Nothing beats getting up early on a Saturday morning and getting my hands dirty! So I made sure to mark my calendar for the first Saturday in May, which kicked-off the Newberg High School Plant Sale! The sale is open from 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday throughout the month of May.
I made sure to go early to beat the crowds and the heat of the day. This is such a fantastic plant sale! The plants are grown by the high school students and all profits go back to the program. I really enjoyed talking with a few students and getting some advice about when and where to plant different starts in my garden. They take so much pride in their work, it’s inspiring!
The best part is they have almost any type of plant you could want…it’s beautiful even if you just to go and look!
I also have to admit that I have a little bit of “greenhouse envy.” Newberg High School has several green house structures and each one specializes in different varieties of plants i.e. shade plants, sun plants, herbs, vegetable starts, and hanging baskets! I’m putting a greenhouse on my wish list…
I was especially impressed with my vegetable starts last year, so I picked up a good variety of them to add to my garden for this year. I purchased several types of basil, cucumber, zucchini, dill, eggplant, and watermelon. I can’t wait to see how they all do in the garden this year! My two random purchases were the eggplant and the watermelon…I’ll be sure to follow up later in the summer and let you know how they’re doing!
And with Mother’s Day on Sunday May 8th, I also picked up a hanging basket as a gift! The “flower greenhouse” is my absolute favorite…all I needed was a lawn chair, cup of tea, and a good book, and I could have spent all afternoon in there! Ha!
Here is my haul! The starts are very reasonably priced and I ended up spending just over $50 for all of these plants, which is a steal! Just look at all those healthy plants. If you’re looking to get the garden going this year, make sure to stop by the Newberg High School Plant Sale!
Happy growing season!