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Protect your growing garden with versatile crop cages

Protect your growing garden with versatile crop cages

Worried about pests wrecking your crops and wondering what plant protection is out there?

Brace yourselves for this veggie-saving project.  Jack makes it look easy, with this DIY crop cage project to rescue all your hard work in the garden from bird attacks and other pesky critters.

 

When it comes to plant protection, Jack wants to make sure your garden is covered with versatile crop cages!

Crop cages- how to install

What you'll need

Jack’s crop cage kit is ideal to provide protection for crops from birds and other animals.

2.4 metre Crop Cage contents:

  • 13 x green stakes (1.2m)
  • 3 x stake extenders
  • 12 x stake clips
  • 5m x 5m netting
  • Cable ties

3.6 metre Jumbo Crop Cage contents:

  • 18 x green stakes (1.2m)
  • 5 x stake extenders
  • 16 x stake clips
  • 6m x 6m netting
  • Cable Ties

Tools & Materials

18401 Jumbo Crop Cage
Crop Cages View Product

Additional materials needed for this project:

  • PPE : Protective gloves and glasses

Your step-by-step guide

  1. Cage or Cloche?

    Box shape cage is for young seedling or low lying crops.   Tepee cloche is suited to mature crops with height

  2. Let's put it together

    Attach the clip near the end of one stake.  Make a right angle by attaching a second stake to the clip

  3. Connect third stake

    Connect a third stake to make a corner

  4. Installation time : Let's go!

    Give those stakes a good push into the soil to make sure the frame is nice and secure.

  5. Build the cloche cage

    Need more height? Use the extender
  6. Get netting

    Before you cover with netting, make sure all connections are tight and secure

    Secure with cable ties

    Now you have protected vegies!!