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

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4.6

(based on 129 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 (120), Yes (5)

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5.0

Love

By Kubbie

from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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

                Pros

                  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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                      • No
                       
                      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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          awesome

                          By horse lady

                          from moyock nc

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            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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                                • No

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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

                                    Best Uses

                                      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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                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      These are perfect for small melons/squash!

                                      By Lisa

                                      from Missouri

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • GREAT Idea
                                      • Perfect size
                                      • reasonable price

                                      Cons

                                      • For Small Products Only
                                      • None noted

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Small melons
                                      • Small Watermelons
                                      • Squash

                                      I used in the garden under my squash and melons. Worked great! Love this product

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                                      • No

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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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