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Greenhouse gets ready for spring

RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW) -- Even though there's snow on the ground, greenhouses are busy getting ready for spring.

Rib Mountain Greenhouse has furnaces pumping heat to keep the plants warm in these frigid temperatures.

It stays above 60 degrees in some places, but fancy equipment isn't necessary to get a garden started.

Experts say you can already start seeding some plants, but you'll have to be careful when you transition them to outside.

"Give it a little chance to get outside a little bit at a time before they take and put it right out in the garden," said Kent Spiegel, the greenhouse's owner. "On a windy, breezy day, that plant is tender so you have to get it acclimated."

He suggests new gardeners start with a plant that's hard to kill, like a marigold.

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