Grow More Food in a Portable Greenhouse

Boost productivity in spring, summer, fall and winter with a DIY movable greenhouse you can transport around your plot.

In addition to allowing you to grow more winter fare, a greenhouse can also make the experience of growing food more comfortable by sheltering you, the grower, from cold weather.
Photo By Barbara Damrosch
This portable greenhouse design has door flaps you can open for ventilation on sunny winter days.
Photo By Barbara Damrosch
Get movin’! At 100 pounds total, the greenhouse can be picked up and relocated by two people.
Photo By Barbara Damrosch
Grow even more crops by using row covers as a second layer of protection inside your greenhouse.
Illustration By Barbara Damrosch
Grow fall greens outdoors and move the greenhouse over them when winter sets in.
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Plant your tomatoes up to six weeks earlier under your movable greenhouse, and you’ll be eating fresh, juicy tomatoes six weeks before your neighbors.
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Growing food in a greenhouse can bring many treasures, including tender new potatoes in spring.
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Parsnips are another favorite root crop for greenhouse cultivation. Plant them in fall and enjoy harvests will into winter.
Photo By Fotolia/Andrea Tanja
A greenhouse can help you extend the spring and fall seasons, when you might be growing cool-weather root crops, such as carrots, that actually get sweeter with cold weather.
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