The County wide 4-H Horticulture Group will be selling donated plants at the Cherokee County Livestock Improvement Association Expo on May 2 as a fundraiser. Tomato, cabbage, aloe vera, hostas, hens and chicks will be among the large variety of plant items offered for sale.
The group has been busy this spring with meetings and activities. The judging teams participated in contests at the Wichita Garden Show in March.
Other activities included a visit to Simpson farm on April 6 where the 4-H members viewed tomato plants growing in a hydroponics system in the greenhouse, planted herb patio containers, painted flower pots and listened to horticulture agent, Jacob Weber, give a lesson on garden tools. Mr. Weber also demonstrated the taking of a soil test in the garden. After planting tomato seeds for the groupís fund raiser, the members and their families had a picnic lunch.
The April 18 meeting at the 4-H building, began with a lesson on hydroponics by FFA instructor, KC Youngblood. The 4-Hers made clay plant markers, listened to tips on preparing their horticulture items for entry in the county fair and transplanted tomato plants.
Upcoming events include the Expo for the group to attend a wildflower tour in Wilson County in June. A tour of the 4-H membersí home gardens is also planned for June. The 4-H members will exhibit at the county fair.