Helpful Garden Hack: Wrapping Cages in Plastic Wrap

So, we've had some crazy springs and summers here in Nebraska. High winds, hail, random freezes, and heat waves have made it very hard to put newly transplanted bushes and tomato plants into the ground and have them make it.

My husband came upon a clever idea to use Saran Wrap (or any high-grade plastic food wrap) around the bottom of tomato cages to keep out bunnies, hail, high winds, and cold temps.  I have been over the moon with how well this works.

Use several layers of wrap to keep it strong, and make sure it's tight!  We have seen some very sickly looking plants turn out super-strong after a week in our wrapped cages.

Use this method on pre-bought cages, or make your own cages with fencing cut to size and bent into a circle (like above.)

Have you ever heard of doing this?  What has your experience been like?


  1. What a cool idea! I also love your homemade cages and can't wait to try my hand at making these.


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