It's spring and time for planting. Whether it's vegetables, herbs, flowers or a hanging basket for porch or deck, the annual Neosho FFA Plant Sale offers plants for every need. Each year, students grow the plants and sell them in the spring as a fund raiser for the program.

This year, things will be a little different with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and with long distance learning, rather than classes at school.

This year's sale begins on Thursday, April 16 from noon until 6 p.m. and continues on both Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m. The sale will take place at the greenhouse located at the Vo-Ag building behind the south end of Neosho High School in a safe and efficient manner.

New this year is an online order form so that customers can choose their plants from the detailed listings and curbside pickup during the sale. Orders will be prepared and delivered to the customer's vehicle.

The order form can be accessed here; https://forms.gle/Yj3RfNVeSSEmbQNm6

Anyone unable to complete the online order form can also contact the FFA program through their Facebook page or by emailing Kelin Kruse, instructor, at krusekelin@neoshosd.org.

Those who prefer to pick their own plants can do so - all plants will be moved outside daily and social distancing protocols will be observed.

Items available including both flowering and green hanging baskets. The blooming basket are $20. Boston Fern hanging baskets are $15 and green baskets are $10. Choices of flower color and plant varieties are available.

Herbs available include parsley, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, dill, oregano, chives, and basil for $$1 for each 4 inch individual pot.

Flowers will include marigolds, wave petunias, vinca, impatiens, begonia and coleus, $3 per six pack except for angel wing begonia which are $2 for an individual plant.

Vegetables include a variety of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe and okra in individual pots for $1 each. Starter plants and succulents are also available.

Cash, checks, credit and debit cards will all be accepted.

Contact Kelin Kruse or the Facebook page with any question. The order form can be completed online and your order ready to pickup. Customers have the option to choose what day and time they'd like to buy plants.

The order form can be located at: https://forms.gle/Yj3RfNVeSSEmbQNm6

FFA - Future Farmers of America - is the premier youth organization preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.