What are fruit and vegetable cages?
Fruit cages are designed to protect your fruit and vegetables from being eaten by animals and birds, while still allowing light, water and air to pass through.
Can you grow strawberries in a fruit cage?
Yes, strawberries grow well in these cages as long as there is enough room between bushes, which should be planted around 20-30 cm apart.
Which fruit bushes need cages?
Soft fruits including raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries and blackberries are easy pickings for birds and animals, while fruit trees like apples, pears and plums also need protection in fruit cages.
Can you plant flowers near fruit and vegetable cages?
Yes, there are various companion plants that will thrive around fruit and vegetables, even if they’re protected by cages.