Lubbock’s Little Crimson Nursery plans huge greenhouse, extra

January 13, 2023 by No Comments

Lubbock’s longtime Little Crimson Driving Hood Nursey will not be so little anymore later this yr, when the 41-year-old enterprise plans to develop into an 8,400 sq. ft. greenhouse, with additional plans on the way in which.

“It is taken over a yr to construct, and I feel we’re lastly there,” mentioned Anna Johnson, proprietor. “We have to produce our personal crops, in order that’s type of the thought behind the greenhouse.”

The state-of-the-art greenhouse, which is predicted to open on April 1, will probably be at 4415 Woodrow Highway. It is going to make the most of a rainwater catchment system, and Little Crimson Nursery will “be wanting to make use of what (they) can naturally.”

With the brand new greenhouse, Little Crimson Nursery will supply extra studying alternatives to Lubbock Cooper faculties, and work research alternatives with the Texas Tech Horticulture Division.

A variety of plants hang inside the Little Red Nursery, 4006 34th St., as seen on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

“We felt like constructing throughout from the Cooper college could be vital to our success, and south is the place the town is of course progressing,” she mentioned.

The greenhouse will develop crops that may thrive within the West Texas local weather, equivalent to geraniums, pansies, petunias, and seasonal greens. Johnson additionally hopes to make and promote hanging baskets. Individuals will be capable to go to the greenhouse from Thursday-Saturdays.

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