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By Susan Patterson Off The Grid News

Greenhouses can help overwinter tender plants, grow food all year, or just extend the growing season by several weeks to a few months. You can buy them ready-made, but it is cheaper to build your own with readily available materials – and it’s much easier building one when it’s warm.

Here are a few ideas for cheap greenhouses that can be put together in a day or two:

1. Simple pallet greenhouse

The simplest and most inexpensive greenhouse can be made with a few old pallets. It may not accommodate a whole lot of plants, but can offer a warm home to a few precious ones over the winter. It can also be used to start your seedlings well in advance, too.

One pallet is used to make the floor and can keep pots well off of the…

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