What is the best way to mark the start of our propagation house season? With a foot of snow! Today we filled our wood heated nursery house with 55 gallon drums of water to add to the thermal mass of the space. We section off a third of our greenhouse with an extra layer of plastic. This is in addition to the double layer already on the outer structure. The outside of the house has hay bales to help keep that vicious wind away from our seedlings. What a cozy place to be on a snowy New England morning. Today we seeded almost 2000 beet seeds. Here’s to a great 2012 plant season and hopefully in just 2 short months we will all be enjoying Brazed Beet Greens and Beet Juice Elixirs!