Melon and Squash Cradles, Set of 6
Melon and Squash Cradles, Set of 6 Melon and Squash Cradles, Set of 6

Melon and Squash Cradles, Set of 6

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Exclusive | Harvest Perfectly Ripe, Blemish-Free Melons and Squash

  • Cradles raise melons and squash off the soil for even ripening
  • Increase air circulation underneath fruit to prevent rot
  • An innovative solution to a vexing gardening problem!
  • Set of 6

By elevating cantaloupes, honeydews, small watermelons and squash up off the ground, these ingenious cradles allow air to circulate, promoting even ripening and minimizing rot. If you've been disappointed by misshapen melons and squash, or fruits that rot before they ripen, these cradles are for you! Long-lasting and reusable, the cradles nest for compact off-season storage.

  • Polypropylene
  • 5" in diameter x 4-3/4" H overall
  • Ground spike is 3-3/4" H
  • Holds up to 8 lbs.
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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4.6

(based on 76 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Squash (4)
    • Melons (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (71), Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 76 customers

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    5.0

    Melon Craddle

    By Patty

    from Central Point, Or.

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

        second purchase of these, they really work however I saw some metal one's in a different catalog. I think I would of prefer the metal ones but will use the
        plastic one until they break.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Neat!!

        By MarcyB

        from Far North Western Kansas

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cantelope Off Ground

        Cons

        • None that I can see

        Best Uses

          I have ordered many many many sets of these. We have voles and these keep the cantelope and watermelon from touching the ground so these critters can't tunnel up from the bottom and eat them. Also keeps them from rotting when the ground is wet. I have given many as gifts to my gardening friends. In the winter I move some in the house and put in my big pots to keep our cat from digging in the potting soil.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Quality Plastic

          By Victoria

          from snowmass Village, CO

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                The plastic is a good thickness, not flimsy. These will hold melons well. Can't wait till spring!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Hope they work

                By Rose

                from Clear Lake, TX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Ground Vegetables Fruit

                Cons

                • How Long Will Last

                Best Uses

                • Fruit

                I will use these in spring/summer some maybe in the fall. I what these to keep my cantaloupe, eggplants off the ground so they don't get rotten. As far as working I won't know that until I start using it. I will update later when the season begins.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Idea

                By Judy H

                from Southern Oregon

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      I bought these last year and worked great on my watermelons, cantaloupe and even my sweet pumpkins. Next time on sale I'm buying some more.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Unique Product

                      By Pamm

                      from Houston, TX

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Saves Vegetables

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • No More Rotted Vegies

                        Keep melon, squash, cucumber off the ground

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good baskets but not Gopher proof

                        By Jeanette

                        from Sebastopol

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Good support

                        Cons

                        • Not Gopher Proof

                        Best Uses

                        • Up Off The Soil

                        These baskets are good for keeping the vegetable off the soil and gives air circulation all around. I grow winter squash and have a need for this type of product. I was surprised to find this one pumpkin hollowed out. One large gopher ate through the plastic basket and into the pumpkin.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Bought these for next year and to share

                        By KingmanGardener

                        from Kingman, AZ

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Planted watermelons this year (pocket kind) and plan to repeat next year and use these to protect from bugs. Will be sending to my sister in France for Christmas too.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Aws9je

                              By Marcyb

                              from Northwestern Kansas

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Just a Great Product

                              Cons

                              • None that I have found

                              Best Uses

                              • Cantelope And Watermelon

                              We have VOLES, not moles - who tunnel just under the ground and eat things from the bottom.
                              This keeps the cantelope and watermelon off the ground and prevents the voles as well as any bugs from eating from the bottom and also prevents rot due to a wet ground. I have ordered these three times and this last time purchased Christmas presents for my family and friends. AWESOME!!!! Now I've moved some in the house and put them in my big pots to keep my cat from digging in the nice soft soil so I will be using mine year round!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Works great

                              By Lovesaveslives

                              from Long Beach, CA

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Brilliant idea, well executed. I may end up buying more if my melons can rally.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    Articles

                                    • The trick to harvesting melons is figuring out when that moment of peak flavor occurs, because each type of melon displays different sorts of clues to its ripeness. Learn how to tell when your melons are just right.
                                    • Looking for instructions on growing certain vegetables? You'll find answers in the Vegetable Encyclopedia.
                                    • Learn how to plan, plant and tend your own super-productive, raised-bed vegetable garden.

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