Winter Greens

Salad Greens 

When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
— Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

This morning when I arrived at the greenhouse, the temperature outside was hovering around 15 degrees. Meanwhile the temperature inside the greenhouse was a balmy 65. We have been steadily increasing our winter production, and seeded approximately 2,000 arugula plants today. Over the next month, we will increase our production capacity and plant about 4,500 arugula plants a week, which equates to a harvest of 200 lbs a week. Not bad considering we are fighting shorter days, at least until March.