Typically, the Texas State Horticulture department hosts a plant sale every semester. But, this past summer caused the cooling system to break in the greenhouse used to produce these plants. Temperatures were over 120-degrees, causing the greenhouse plants to shrivel. Plants sold also come from the garden. However, with the limited number of workers and volunteers the garden was hand watered as needed. The surviving plants weren’t enough to be sold. Agriculture Department Associate Professor Tina Cade says the workers weren’t able to keep the plants through the summer, but the cooler temperatures have turned around the plant shortage.
“Right now with rains and cooler weather, everything’s in bloom and growing really fast, in fact we’ve got a lot of weeding that needs to be done out there.”
- Tina Cade
With the changing weather, there is an expected spring plant sell that will be held in March.
Halie Davis, KTSW News.