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

Item # 8586837
$12.95
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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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.6

(based on 130 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Durable (13)
  • Well made (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Squash (5)
  • Melons (4)
  • Small melons (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (121), Yes (5)

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4.0

they work

By doxie lover

from Mechanicsville, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        They have help my cantaloupes off the ground. Even though there has been a very wet spring and summer, they have helped prevent rot.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Love

        By Kubbie

        from Houston, TX

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              I love these craddles, they keep my melons off the ground and work really good!

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Ordered this item twice

              By Dennie

              from Granger, IN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Very Easy Storage

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  i used these last year for my acorn squash. They worked so well I ordered more this year to use with my sugar baby watermelons.

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Exactly What I Needed

                  By FolkFairy

                  from Santa Rosa Beach, FL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      I had been using cardboard boxes to keep my the grass from rotting my watermelon. My sister showed me this product on your site so I quickly purchased. It elevated the melon so it was no longer in the grass while allowing air to move beneath it. I was very impressed with the quantity I received for the price. I am very pleased!

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Keep veggies off the ground

                      By Debbie

                      from CT

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Ventalates

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Squash Melons

                      Best I have ever used. Not a soft plastic that may not keep the veggies off the ground. strong and will last a long time.

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great idea

                      By JD

                      from California

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            This is the first year we used these crad;es and they worked great. The only melon we had problems with was one that we missed putting onto the cradle!

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                            5.0

                            veggie basket

                            By Keith

                            from Perry Ga

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Greenthumbster

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                works well for us with cucumbers and squash keeping them off the soil.

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                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                awesome

                                By horse lady

                                from moyock nc

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      I wish I had discovered this! Always had the issue of rotten melons on the side touching the ground and was constantly turning them to avoid. this usually broke the plant of the vine etc.... Great product

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                                      5.0

                                      Tanning

                                      By Mr. Machine

                                      from Whittier Ca.

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Airflow
                                      • Flow Thru Design
                                      • Height adjustment

                                      Cons

                                      • none

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Easy to find
                                      • Keeps Vines In Line

                                      Using them for my cantaloupes and small pumpkins.

                                      You can adjust the height that you want your plants to be off the ground. The design allows for airflow that results in even ripening and prevents soft spots that appear when left on the ground.

                                      The flow through design doesn't allow for puddling of water when a rain occurs.

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent!

                                      By Queenie

                                      from Southwest VA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

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                                            my melon/squash cradles seem to be just the thing for keeping my melons/squash off the ground...they have slots in the bottom to let water run off and to let air circulate...for me (with poor eyesight), having my melon/squash a bit off the ground makes them easier to see in garden (the pegs on the bottoms of the cradles allow me to adjust the depth to which I put them in the ground)..they are durable for several years, making the price well worth it

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                                            Download instructions for Melon and Squash Cradles, Set of 6 as a PDF

                                            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.

                                            There are no special shipping restrictions or charges associated with this item. For detailed information about our delivery methods and charges, click here.

                                            We're proud of the fact that this item is shipped to you directly from our warehouse in Vermont, by one of our 250 employee-owners. In-stock items are packed with care and shipped within the next business day to ensure prompt delivery to your home and garden!

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