I'm living in a snow biome right now and I found rather difficult farming there. For example sugar cane needs of a block of water. I tried with this approach:
S W S W S S W S W S S W S W S S W S W S
(S = sugar cane, W = water)
But the water keep freezing Even if I put torches all around it. Is there any compact way to force a water block not to freeze?