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Raised Garden Beds
Author says she has never spent more than $8 to build a 4'x4' raised bed or $35 to build a 4'x20' one. They buy two 1x8"cedar boards, which are naturally rot-resistant, & cut in half, so that it is 4-feet long. Then use a 3" length of a 1x1" pine stake, cut into four pieces, to nail the cedar boards to at corners. Each box costs less than $10.
Straw Bale & Glass Cold Frame - To keep growing in winter weather, consider this low cost clever idea. Insulate your garden with straw or hay bales & cover with glass (in this case old sliding doors) to retain heat. Some ventilation during warmer days would be necessary. Also a pest + animal deterrent. Caution around kids though! | The Micro Gardener