This past Saturday, the howdy farm partners with the Horticulture Club to host the first ever Fall Plant Sale. We have been preparing for the plant sale for little over a month now. It was really amazing to see the plants that we started for the event, progress to something that can be sold. First, the plants were grown from seed in community trays. Then once the seeds sprouted, then we separated out into 3X2 tray packs. Once they reached a healthy size to be sold for the sale, we took them outside to "acclimatize" or harden-off. This exposes the plants to the elements to allow them to develop to the climate. Bellow is an image of the hardening off area on the Howdy Farm.
I really enjoyed working the plant sale. I got an "inside view" of what it is like to work in a retail nursery. It was awesome to see the howdy farmers working together and interacting with people from our community.
We were selling plants such as, lettuce, arugula, broccoli, rosemary, dill, cilantro, parsley, and a few others. We were also selling farm grown product that included, cucumbers, soybeans, butternut squash , and arugula.
I had a lot of fun working with everyone and I am really looking forward to next years spring and fall plant sales.
I hope everyone enjoyed reading,
Thanks, and Gig 'Em.
My name is Cheyenne and I am a horticulture student at A&M. I am loving my internship, this semester. Being an intern at the (most amazing) howdy farm this fall is just one of the many ways I intend on making the most out of my last semester. I hope you all will find my blog entertaining and informative. I'm so excited to be apart of the farm and I am looking forward to learning all about it!