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 126 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Durable (12)
  • Well made (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Squash (5)
  • Melons (4)
  • Small melons (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (117), Yes (5)

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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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • 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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  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

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent product

                        By Tortoise

                        from Glendora

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • These Are A Perfect
                        • Way To Protect Vegetables

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            I am using these to support and protect my vegetables from the dirt and concrete. The support protects from the hot concrete and insects that want to burrow on the vegetables resting on the soil.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            makes high quality produce

                            By marlin

                            from east central Minnesota

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Keeps Melon Squash Eleva

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                raise melon and squash off ground

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                seems to be working

                                By amcattail1

                                from san diego

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Pumpkins Off The Ground

                                Cons

                                • none

                                Best Uses

                                  Seems to be working. The pumpkins are off the ground, and away from the pill bugs I am plagued by. Have lost several promising pumpkins to the little devils in the past. I am very hopeful.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  Product Instructions

                                  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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