March 24, 2022–6:57 p.m.
The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), an annual tradition in Rome, will be held April 11-14.
The sale will begin on Monday, April 11, at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. The sale will continue Tuesday, April 12, through Thursday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until plants sell out.
“We will probably sell out before Thursday,” said Nick Barton, director of Horticulture at GNTC. “We’re going to have small hostas. I think this may be the first time we’ve had hostas.”
Purchases may be made with cash or check.
The sale is a way for GNTC to contribute to the community while giving Horticulture students real-world experience and an opportunity to display their work.
“We planted some tomato seeds we found that had been stored since 1982,” he said. The varieties those seeds have yielded include Firestarter and seedless tomatoes.
Items being sold include large selections of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, blooming plants and potted geraniums. The vegetables will include tomatoes, peppers and cabbages.
The sale will take place at the greenhouses located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus, next to the Woodlee Building. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC.