15 Cheap & Easy DIY Cold Frame Ideas for Year-Round Gardening Idea: build walkways between raised beds wide enough to accommodate straw bales. That way I can plant directly into the garden beds and avoid transplanting shock in seedlings.
Inexpensive Mini Greenhouses - These worked PHENOMENALLY for seed starting this year. It was nice to be able to easily carry them all in when there was a frost warning. I kept the lids on during the day to keep heat/moisture in. Love this idea!
(((Winter Gardening)) A cold frame with a glass top can give you a growing season, even in Maine, and it's the easiest and most economical way to extend your harvest. Build the one described here, and you're on your way to fresh veggies year round.
Cold frames can help to extend the gardening season, allowing you to plant earlier in the spring and keep the harvest going longer in the fall. Some varieties can even grow through the winter when protected inside a cold frame!