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 101 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Durable (11)
  • Well made (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Squash (4)
    • Melons (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (95), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 101 customers

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Nicki Walls

    from Lebanon Township, NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great price
    • Perfect For My Watermelon
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        This year we purchased raised beds & my son chose to plant watermelons in one. These are great to keep our watermelons off the dirt & perfect. Highly recommend them!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        they work

        By sherry

        from PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Keeps Fruit Dry

        Cons

        • Impossible To Put Into Ha
        • Not For Hard Ground

        Best Uses

          These could be used for small squash, too.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Clever idea of the century!

          By Montana Minnie

          from Yakima, WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Whoever thought this up should get a raise...right now! Keeps the fruit off the dirt and the mud!

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Keep the moisture at bay

                By acm

                from Philadelphia, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Nice and simple -- keep the fruits from lying on the ground and getting moldy or misshapen. Plus, takes some stress off of vines that are hanging low from trellises, when you can support the heavy fruit -- have even used one for a bunch of tomatoes when I couldn't tie up the stem! Good product.

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                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      A great & useful idea!

                      By Country Gardener

                      from Richland Springs, TX

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to use
                      • Just the right size

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          These were handy for keeping my buttercup & other winter squash up off the ground. Also used for small melons. Only thing I would recommend would be to add about 2 more pegs (rather than the single center peg) to keep the cradle from tipping over when something causes a melon to shift (wind, heavy rain, etc.). Otherwise, these were really handy and I'm glad I bought 2 sets.

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Good product

                          By Vegetable gardener

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Keeps Vegetables Elevated

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protects Ripening Vegetab

                            Nice product. I am using them to keep cucumbers off the ground while they ripen. The cradles are lightweight and made of plastic material that dries quickly and doesn't attract dirt.

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                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            good product

                            By Dale the gardner

                            from Bartesville, OK

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Just As Advertised The

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Just as described the cradle holds the mellon above the soil. Perfect!

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                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                great buy

                                By Gardener

                                from Philadelphia, pa

                                Pros

                                • Beautifully Made
                                • Easy to use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Does what it is supposed to do which is to keep the squashes off the ground.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great idea for Melon and Squash Cradles

                                    By MO gardener

                                    from Jefferson City MO area

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Useful
                                    • Worth the money

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        We are using them to hold our small watermelons along with pumpkins and cantaloupes. We are seeing that our melons do not have any rot or brown spots with the cradles.

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                                        • No
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Planning ahead

                                        By Claire

                                        from Belleville, Il.

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Hope to have better melons than in the past, with no rotten spots on the bottom.

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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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