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 108 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Melons (4)
    • Squash (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (102), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 108 customers

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    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

      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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Was good to use in a guessing- game

                  By Fairtime Lady

                  from Maryland

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Large cantaloupes fell out;
                        BUT was a great "guess what this is used for" item at our Ag Ed Tent at this year's County Fair- no one got it correct.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Squash & melon holder

                        By JC

                        from Woodstock, GA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Works as advertised

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hold Melons Off Ground

                          Probably won't last more than a few seasons since it's made of plastic

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great Product!

                          By Melis

                          from Southampton, NJ

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Right Size For Melons

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Support For Cantalope
                            • Support For Honeydew
                            • Support For Watermelon

                            This itme help to keep the fruit off the ground. They are a great size and worked really well in my garden!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            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!

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                                • 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

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                                        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.

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