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 114 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 (106), Yes (4)

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    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Keeps melons and squash dry

                    By Pat

                    from Southeast Arizona

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Had the best muskmelon crop this year. Bought a dozen cradles last year and it wasn't enough. Ordered more again this year.

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great item

                          By Tom

                          from Niagara Falls, NY

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                These little gadgets are really great for keeping winter squash and cantaloupe off the ground and fresh and clean. Sadly they don't help keeping my pesky squirrels from taking a nip out of them. I wouldn't mind if they actually ate one, but they just take a bite, figure they don't like it, go on to the next and take a bite, don't like it, and go on. Not the brightest of animals. But cute.

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                                • No

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