The Harrod Slot & Lock® Black Coated Aluminium Vegetable Cage (1.5m H) with butterfly netting is designed to the same exacting standards as the 1.2m version but provides a further 30cm of growing space making it ideal as a brassica cage.
Fruit bushes will also feel at home inside the matt black powder coated aluminium framework (unobtrusive in colour - in fact it’s practically invisible!) which is simple and very quick to assemble, can be taken down in the blink of an eye and takes up little room when storing - and being aluminium, the tubing will not rust. The durable and reusable black nylon Harrod Slot & Lock® connectors simply push onto the 1.2mm gauge aluminium tubing framework and are securely held in place by tightening the stainless steel screws, allowing the cage configuration to be easily changed - and with butterfly-busting 7mm square mesh butterfly netting, designed specifically to keep your cabbages caterpillar-free, as the first line of defence, your vegetables will never have had it so good!
The framework itself comprises strong and corrosion resistant 16mm aluminium tubing, powder coated black, which is secured using our Award Winning Harrod Slot & Lock® Connectors. The cages have also been updated to include the Harrod Net Claw Pegs - an innovative peg which is inserted into the ground once and use the tension of the netting to hook and unhook the netting from the claw teeth, saves unpegging and any potential net damage.
All cages up to 3m x 3m are supplied with a fitted net, larger cages are supplied with a netting pack that may be larger than required, but can be trimmed if there is too much excess netting.
Extending your black coated aluminium vegetable cage is simple as well as all the aluminium tubing components, netting, pegs and Slot & Lock connectors are available separately – we’ve even got Slot & Lock brace kits to give your vegetable cage extra rigidity in windy and exposed locations and in light soil.
Please Note:- The Slot & Lock Cages can be modified by cutting the aluminium tubing - if you can't see the perfect size then buy a size larger and cut the tubing to fit. We are unable to offer a bespoke design service for our Slot & Lock Cages.
- Harrod Slot & Lock® Black Coated Aluminium Vegetable Cage kits stand 1.5m H
- Framework made from matt black powder coated aluminium tubing
- 16mm diameter tubing
- 1.2mm wall thickness
- Uprights measure 1.8m for 30cm ground insertion
- Upright tubing caps provided
- Tubing held securely together by durable and reusable black nylon Harrod Slot & Lock® connectors
- Available in a number of length and width options
- Covered with 7mm mesh butterfly netting
- Netting keeps out crop-wrecking butterflies but allows smaller pollinating insects through
- Assemble and dismantle in minutes
- Connectors hold tubing firmly in position - no turning, spinning or falling out
- Supplied complete with assembly instructions
- Cage kit includes all tubing, connectors, netting and innovative harrod claw netting pegs
- All components also available separately
- Extending cage or changing configuration simple
- Black coated aluminium tubing practically invisible
- Full 1.5m of growing height
- Aluminium non-rusting so will last years
- Ideal for crop rotation
- This product is supplied as a kit for self assembly
- Intermediate uprights are only included on cage lengths over 3m
- We recommend removing the netting over winter to prevent any potential damage from heavy snow and high winds
N.B. all cages up to 3m x 3m have fitted netting for easier access to beds.
it would be great if a lot finer mess could be supplied to prevent cabbage white butterflies landing on the netting to lay eggs on leaves touching the net from inside but would be concerned if the frame would hold the extra weight.
Many thanks for your review which is greatly appreciated. We do also supply a black insect mesh netting that has a finer 1.35mm square mesh, that can keep out the most minute garden pests such as carrot fly and cabbage root fly. It is light enough to be laid directly over crops or form an effective barrier when placed over crop protection hoops. https://www.harrodhorticultural.com/black-insect-mesh-netting-pid9426.html
Thanks once again for your feedback
Bought this a few years ago. 6m x 5m with corner and mid braces for the top and butterfly netting to cover. Really expensive for a brassica cage for an allotment but wanted the best and to be able to get inside to tackle the numerous other pests. Although the weight of netting made the 3m long top bars sag (netting also kept catching on slot & lock screws) and I couldn’t quite stand up inside, I was pleased with it at first. Roll on 3 months & first gale. Found a mangled mess on the ground of severely bent tubes & crushed brassicas. Unusable again. Waste of several hundred. Felt cheated & v. upset. Needs more support. Don’t erect large cage in exposed site!!!!
Many thanks for your review we are sorry you have had issues with your brassica cage. If you could contact us either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Customer Services on 0333 400 6400 we will do our best to resolve the issue for you.
Delivery and packaging were great. Piecing it together in the correct configuration was a slight challenge as i thought there were pieces missing. There is no bottom section just a basic shell??. I may order the additional parts to make it a complete box section. My fellow allottmenteers have one and it looks great and served them well this year. Can't wait to use mine in the spring
HARROD SLOT & LOCK® BLACK COATED ALUMINIUM VEGETABLE CAGE KITS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Can footplates be used for these cages?
No. The footplates are designed for cages 2m high with 25mm diameter tubing. The uprights on this cage are 16mm diameter and due to the weight of the cage they are not necessary.
2. Can I order extra parts for my fruit cage e.g. spare connector
Yes. All component parts - connectors, tubing, netting and pegs - can be purchased separately as listed on this page or from our catalogue. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact our Customer Services Team or call them on 0333 400 6400.
We also stock bracing which can be used to add rigidity to the structure, especially in exposed locations and in light soils.
3. If I order a standard cage, but then cut the bars to get exact sizes, does this affect my guarantee?
The aluminium horizontals of these cages are 16mm diameter and can be cut with a hacksaw fairly easily. The aluminium is resistant to corrosion, so as long as the structure is otherwise assembled as per our instructions the warranty is unaffected.
4. Can I order a size that is not advertised on your website?
The components are all listed in the catalogue and online so you can pick and mix to make your own size of structure. Please contact our Customer Services Department or telephone us on 0333 400 6400 for help with this.
What The Press Say
Tried and Tested - Widgets that work
A Stronger Support - the new Harrod Slot & Lock system has locking screws to hold aluminium tubes firmly in place so you can build sturdy cages to support net covers. Having tried out a kit, first on a blueberry bush and then on winter brassicas. I found the cage quick to assemble, easy to move around raised beds, strong, even when a deer got onto the allotment and turned over the cage the frame remained intact. The optional extra of a slip-on butterfly net cover is a real timesaver, it pulls over the cage and in an instant fits snugly. The Harrod Slot and Lock system is available in a range of sizes