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 116 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Melons (4)
    • Squash (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (107), Yes (5)

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    4.0

    Mellow Melon

    By Scott

    from South Carolina

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Melon Growth

      Too early to tell, but hoping it will help with the ripening of the watermelons in my garden.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Much needed product

      By Big Jim

      from North Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Helps Control Rot
      • Increases Vital Air Flow

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Muskmelon Protection

      We use these to elevate our melons instead of a brick or piece of wood. Helps reduce bottom rot here in the humid Florida summer. Only drawback is the weight capacity. Can't use for large watermelons

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very useful!

      By GLO

      from Ferndale, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good size
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Melons And Squashes

        Used them to keep melons and then winter squashes off the soil which help keep insects away as well as keep the fruits dry.

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By Redhead

        from Oregon

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dirt
        • Kept Melons Out Of The

        Cons

        • Could be slightly larger

        Best Uses

          Kept dirt off

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          MELON & SQUASH CRADLE

          By Bob & Mary

          from Ocala, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Easy to use, just position under melon, squash, ground fruit, and it cushions off the ground and allows air circulation. Prevents bottom spot rot and Works perfectly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Really helping keeping my melons safe

                By Hobby Farmer

                from Santa Fe, New Mexico

                Verified Buyer

                Such any great idea. I even used it under some of my tomatoes.

                 
                5.0

                love these cradles

                By Happy Gardener

                from Simi Valley, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Protect Melons Veggies

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lwinter Squash
                  • Melons
                  • Winter Squash

                  Bought some last year and since they work bought more this year. Keep melons and veggies off the ground and dry as they ripen.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  elevate to save

                  By long time garden lover

                  from Central Georgia near Atlanta

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • keep dry
                  • Protect
                  • Simple solution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Early Protection

                    For an inexpensive solution to bottom rot, this plastic disk is the obvious answer. A winter squash can look healthy with firm hard skin where you find it somewhere on the vine, often hidden in flourishing damp conditions or resting on the dirt. It looks fine on top. Its bottom side is probably bleached looking and vulnerable to rot and insect attack. Its color is no concern but holes and rot are. So elevate! This disk gadget with its stake stuck into the ground underneath makes it so easy.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Melon and Squash Cradles

                    By DE Gardener

                    from Newark, DE

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Protects Squash Melons

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cantelopes Melons
                      • Smaller Squash

                      Use single cradle to keep spaghetti or other smaller squash off the ground. Also works for melons if not too large. Can use two or more to hold larger fruit or squash up. Where ground is sloped can also be used to keep melons or squash in place.

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Grow the best mellons

                      By Jeri

                      from Wisconsin

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Evenly Ripened
                      • No More Rotted Mellons

                      Cons

                      • Could Be Bigger

                      Best Uses

                      • Acorn Squash Too
                      • All Mellons Types

                      Love these! I can finally grow my favorite melon's without the bee's destroying them. They no longer get soft from laying on the ground. I have 3 sets and although they could be a little bigger to accommodate larger melon's, they are the best.

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                      • 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.
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