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 117 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 (108), Yes (5)

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    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
       
      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.

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                  • 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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                        • 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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