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Want to stop those darn strawberries escaping? OK – seriously now, everyone likes strawberries but so do birds, snails and a heap of other animals.  If growing your own strawberries has been a challenge due to the neighbourhood critters getting to them before you do, a strawberry cage is your solution.

Strawberry Cage

This featured strawberry cage is perfect for those who are yet to plant strawberries in their garden since this is also a raised garden bed. Already growing strawberries in a raised garden bed? Then adopt this idea and just add the ‘lids’. It’s easy to build and easy to use for harvesting and tending to plants. To learn more about this strawberry cage, head over to the link provided below.

However if you have an existing in-ground strawberry garden, you can simply build other versions of a strawberry cage. If you want ideas you can get it from our album of strawberry cages below ;)

Now your strawberries are out of reach of those sneaky critters like possums or squirrels, rabbits and birds! BTW, if your problem is wasps just use screen instead of hardware cloth/chicken wire. :)

Do you need a strawberry cage in your backyard?

You’ll need these materials:

  • Cedar Timber
  • Hardware Cloth
  • Heavy Duty Hinges
  • Hooks
  • Handles
  • Wood Screws

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Table Saw
  • Drill

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You can get step-by-step instructions from Gardening Jones over here

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Do strawberry plants need to be pollinated to produce fruit? If so, will this cage prohibit them from pollination? Any help you can give me with this would be greatly appreciated. Last year we only got one strawberry out of the garden before the critters got to them when they were halfway ripe..

  2. Hi Barbara,

    Strawberries are self pollinating but they definitely do better when insect or wind assisted. You can also hand pollinate. Note that there are many pollinating insects other than the common bee. In fact, there are some 20,000 varieties of bees alone!